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Habitancum Roman Fort and medieval settlement (Corsenside)

Risingham (Habitancum) Roman fort from the air.
Copyright Reserved: Museum of Antiquities, Newcastle upon Tyne.
Risingham (Habitancum) Roman fort from the air. Copyright Reserved: Museum of Antiquities, Newcastle upon Tyne.

Habitancum Roman fort, also known as Risingham, lies adjacent to Dere Street and close to the River Rede. It is a classic rectangular shape with rounded corners and is enclosed by a substantial rampart and wall. These measure up to 10m wide and

Reference number:N7943
Historical period: Roman (43 to 410)
Medieval (1066 to 1540)
Legal status:Scheduled Ancient Monument
Event(s):EXCAVATION, Excavations at High Rochester and Risingham, 1935 1935
FIELD OBSERVATION, Ordnance Survey Archaeology Division Field Investigation 1956; E Geary
FIELD OBSERVATION, Ordnance Survey Archaeology Division Field Investigation 1970; D Smith



See also:
Source of Reference
Local History of Corsenside


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