Epiacum or Whitley Castle Roman fort (Knaresdale with Kirkhaugh)
The remains of a lozenge-shaped fort, which the Roman army called Epiacum, can be seen here. Parts of the fort, including a bath house and an altar stone were excavated in the 19th and 20th centuries. The fort is a Scheduled Monument protected by law.
|Historical period:||Roman (43 to 410)|
|Legal status:||Scheduled Ancient Monument|
|Event(s):||TOPOGRAPHIC SURVEY, Whitley Castle 2008; English Heritage|
GEOPHYSICAL SURVEY, Whitley Castle 2009; Archaeological Services Durham University
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Source of Reference
Local History of Knaresdale with Kirkhaugh
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