Keys to the Past

Blakehope Roman fort and possible temporary camp (Rochester and Byrness)

View across the Roman ramparts at Blakehope. Photo Northumberland County Council, 2004.
View across the Roman ramparts at Blakehope. Photo Northumberland County Council, 2004.

The earthworks of this Roman fort were first recorded in the mid-19th century. They are difficult to see in places and show up best on aerial photographs, which reveal that medieval ridge and furrow overlies a Roman fort and annexe. This is a Scheduled Monument protected by law.

Reference number:N8278
Historical period: Roman (43 to 410)
Legal status:Scheduled Ancient Monument
Event(s):TRIAL TRENCH, Blakehope Roman Fort and Temporary Camp, Blakehope Farm, Rochester, Northumberland. Archaeological Evaluation 2004; Alan Williams Archaeology

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See also:
Source of Reference
Local History of Rochester and Byrness


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