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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.

Reference number:N5934
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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