The Roman Military in Britain – Part#2 : Forts and Fortlets in England

Part#2 : Forts and Fortlets in England

The following table contains the names, grid references, dimensions and enclosed areas of every known Roman fort or fortlet in England. A separate description of each encampment is available by clicking on its name.

Location of Fort N.G.Ref. Dimensions Area Type
Ambleside/Galava, Cumbria NY3703 300 x 250 ft (91 x 76 m) 1¾ acres (0.7 ha) Flavian
Ancaster/Causennae, Lincolnshire SK9843 x ft ( x m) acres ( ha) !
Baylham House/Combretovium, Suffolk TM1152 ? ft ? ft 11 acres 5½ acres Claudian¢¬¡ Neronian
Beckfoot/Bibra, Cumbria NY0848 x ft ( x m) acres ( ha) !
Benwell/Condercum, Tyne & Wear NZ2164 570 x 400 ft (174 x 122 m) 5¼ acres (2.1 ha) Hadrianic
Bewcastle/Fanum Cocidi, Cumbria NY5674 x ft ( x m) acres ( ha) !
Binchester/Vinovia, Durham NZ2031 x ft ( x m) acres ( ha) !
Birdoswald/Camboglanna, Cumbria NY6166 580 x 400 ft (177 x 122 m) c.5½ acres (c.2.2 ha) Hadrianic
Blakehope, Northumberland NY8594 x ft ( x m) acres ( ha) ¢¬ 
Blennerhasset, Cumbria NY1941 c.655 x 560 ft (c.200 x 170 m) c.8½ acres (c.3.4 ha) !
Bowes/Lavatris, Northumberland NY9913 x ft ( x m) acres ( ha) !
Bowness-on-Solway/Maia, Cumbria NY2262 ? ft (? m) 7½ acres (3 ha) Hadrianic¢¬¡
Bradwell on Sea/Othona, Essex TM0308 522 x c.400 ft (160 x 122 m) >4¾ acres (>1.9 ha) ‘Saxon Shore’ Fort
Brancaster/Branodunum, Norfolk TF7844 c.570 x 570 ft (c.174 x 174 m) c.7½ acres (c.3 ha) ‘Saxon Shore’ Fort
Brandon Camp, Hereford & Worcester SO4072 800 x 700 ft (244 x 213 m) c.8¼ acres (3.3 ha) Claudian
Braugham/Brocavum, Cumbria NY5328 x ft ( x m) acres ( ha) !
Brompton, Shropshire SO2493 650 x 510 ft (c.200 x 155 m) 7½ acres (c.3 ha) Claudian
Brough/Navio, Derbyshire SK1882 x ft ( x m) 2¼ acres (c.1 ha) Flavian¢¬¡
Brough/Verteris, Cumbria NY7914 ? ft (? m) ? acres (? ha) Flavian-Hadrianic ¢¬ 
Brough by Bainbridge/Virosidum, North Yorkshire SD9390 330 x 270 ft (101 x 82 m) 2 acres (0.8 ha) Flavian/Severan
Brough on Humber/Petuaria, Humberside SE9326 x ft ( x m) acres ( ha) ¢¬ 
Broxtowe, Nottinghamshire SK5242 x ft ( x m) acres ( ha) ¢¬ 
Buckton, Hereford & Worcester SO3973 c.574 x 451ft (c.175 x 137m) c.6 acres (2.36 ha) Trajanic/Hadrianic
Burgh-by-Sands I, Cumbria NY3158 x ft ( x m) acres ( ha) Agricolan/Flavian ¢¬ 
Burgh-by-Sands II, Cumbria NY3258 x ft ( x m) acres ( ha) Trajanic ¢¬ 
Burgh-by-Sands/Aballava, Cumbria NY3259 x ft ( x m) acres ( ha) Hadrianic-¢¬ 
Burgh Castle/Gariannum, Norfolk TG4704 c.660 x 330 ft (c.200 x 100 m) c.5 acres (c.2 ha) ‘Saxon Shore’ Fort
Burghwallis, South Yorkshire SE5112 x ft ( x m) acres ( ha) ¢¬ 
Burrow in Lonsdale/Calacum, Lancashire SD6175 470 x 445 ft (143 x 135 m) 4¾ acres (1.94 ha) Flavian-4th C.
Burrow Walls/Magis, Cumbria NY0030 x ft ( x m) acres ( ha) ¢¬ 
Bury Barton, Devon SS7307 x ft ( x m) acres ( ha) ¢¬ 
Caermote, Cumbria NY2036 x ft ( x m) acres ( ha) ¢¬ 
Carkin Moor, Scotch Corner, North Yorkshire NZ1906 350 x 310 ft (c.107 x 94 m) 2½ acres (1 ha) 1950 ¢¬¡
Carlisle/Luguvalium, Cumbria NY3955 x ft ( x m) 8 acres (3 ha) Agricolan-Hadrianic?
Carrawburgh/Brocolitia, Northumberland NY8571 x ft ( x m) 3½ acres (1.5 ha) Hadrianic
Carvoran/Magnis, Northumberland NY6665 x ft ( x m) acres ( ha) ¢¬ 
Castleford/Lagentium, West Yorkshire SE4225 x ft ( x m) acres ( ha) ¢¬ 
Castleshaw/Rigodunum, Greater Manchester SD9909 360 x 300 ft 190 x 160 ft 2½ acres ¾-acre Flavian Fort Trajanic Fortlet
Castlesteads/Banna, Cumbria NY5163 x ft ( x m) acres ( ha) ¢¬ 
Catterick/Cataractonium, North Yorkshire SE2299 x ft ( x m) acres ( ha) ¢¬ 
Cawthorn, North Yorkshire SE7890 x ft ( x m) acres ( ha) ¢¬ 
Chesterfield, Derbyshire SK3871 x ft ( x m) acres ( ha) ¢¬ 
Chesterholm/Vindolanda, Northumberland NY7766 x ft ( x m) acres ( ha) ¢¬ 
Chester-le-Street/Concangis, Durham NZ2751 540 x 500 ft (c.165 x 152 m) 6¼ acres (c.2.5 ha) Flavian-4th C.
Chesters/Cilurnum, Northumberland NY9170 582 x 434 ft (177 x 132 m) 5¾ acres (2.3 ha) Hadrianic
Chesterton, Staffordshire SJ8349 x ft ( x m) acres ( ha) Neronian/Flavian¢¬ 
Chew Green, Northumberland NT7808 x ft ( x m) acres ( ha) ¢¬ 
Cirencester/Corinium, Glos. SP0201 x ft ( x m) acres ( ha) ¢¬ 
Clifford, Hereford & Worcester SO2446 x ft ( x m) 16 acres (c.6.5 ha) Claudian?¢¬ 
Corbridge/Corstopitum, Northumberland NY9864 x ft ( x m) acres ( ha) ¢¬ 
Cullompton, Devon ST0107 x ft ( x m) acres ( ha) ¢¬ 
Doncaster/Danum, South Yorkshire SE5703 x ft ( x m) acres ( ha) ¢¬ 
Dorchester on Thames, Oxfordshire SU5794 x ft ( x m) acres ( ha) Claudian-Flavian¢¬ 
Dover/Portus Dubris, Kent TR3141 x ft ( x m) acres ( ha) ¢¬ 
Droitwich, Crutch Lane, Hereford & Worcester SO9063 x ft ( x m) acres ( ha) Claudian¢¬ 
Droitwich, Dodderhill, Hereford & Worcester SO8963 x ft ( x m) acres ( ha) Neronian¢¬ 
Drumburgh/Concavata, Cumbria NY2659 x ft ( x m) acres ( ha) ¢¬ 
Eaton House, Staffordshire SJ9010 490 x 490 ft (150 x 150 m) 5½ acres (2¼ ha) Claudian?
Ebchester/Vindomora, Durham NZ1055 x ft ( x m) acres ( ha) ¢¬ 
Elslack/Olenacum, North Yorkshire SD9249 345 x 345 ft 603 x 406 ft 2¾ acres 5½ acres Flavian Hadrianic
Godmanchester/Durovigutum, Cambridgeshire TL2470 x ft ( x m) 6 acres (c.2.4 ha) Neronian¢¬ 
Great Casterton, Leicestershire TF0009 x ft ( x m) 6 acres (c.2.4 ha) Claudian¢¬ 
Great Chesterford, Essex TL5043 c.1,620 x 1,000 ft (c.494 x 305 m) c.37 acres (c.15 ha) Claudian/Neronian
Great Chesters/Aesica, Northumberland NY7066 x ft ( x m) 3 acres (1.2 ha) Hadrianic¢¬ 
Greensforge, Staffordshire SO8688 460 by 425 ft 550 x 450 ft 4½ acres 5¾ acres Claudian Neronian/Flavian
Greta Bridge, North Yorkshire NZ0813 x ft ( x m) acres ( ha) ¢¬ 
Halton Chesters/Onnum, Northumberland NY9968 440 x 400 ft (c.134 x 122 m) 4 acres (c.1.6 ha) Hadrianic
Ham Hill, Somerset ST4816 x ft ( x m) acres ( ha) Claudian¢¬¡
Hardknott/Mediobogdum, Cumbria NY2101 345 x 345 ft (105 x 105 m) c.2¾ acres (c.1.1 ha) Trajanic-Hadrianic
Hayton, Humberside SE8145 x ft ( x m) acres ( ha) ¢¬ 
Hembury, Devon ST1103 x ft ( x m) acres ( ha) ¢¬ 
High Rochester/Bremenium, Northumberland NY8398 440 x 420 ft (134 x 128 m) 4¼ acres (1.7 ha) Antonine-4th C.
Hindwell Farm, Powys SO2560 ? ft (? m) 5 acres (c.2 ha) Claudio-Neronian¢¬ 
Hod Hill/Dunum, Dorset ST8510 c.570 x 500 ft (c.174 x 152 m) c.6½ acres (c.2.6 ha) Claudian
Holmes House, Piercebridge, Durham NZ2115 270 x 240 ft (82 x 73 m) 1½ acres (0.6 ha) Neronian-Flavian?
Housesteads/Vercovicium, Northumberland NY7868 570 x 330 ft (174 x 100 m) 4¼ acres (1.7 ha) Hadrianic/Severan
Ilchester/Lindinis, Somerset ST5222 ? ft (? m) 3½ acres (c.1.4 ha) Neronian-Flavian¢¬ 
Ilkley/Verbeia, West Yorkshire SE1147 x ft ( x m) acres ( ha) ¢¬ 
Ixworth, Suffolk TL9369 c.625 x 500+ ft (c.190 x 150+ m) >7¼ acres (>2.9 ha) Neronian?¢¬ 
Kirkbride, Cumbria NY2257 x ft ( x m) acres ( ha) ¢¬ 
Kirkby Thore/Bravoniacum, Cumbria NY6326 x ft ( x m) acres ( ha) !
Kirkham, Lancashire SD4331 x ft ( x m) acres ( ha) ¢¬ 
Lancaster, Lancashire SD4761 x ft ( x m) acres ( ha) ¢¬ 
Lanchester/Longovicium, Durham NZ1546 x ft ( x m) acres ( ha) ¢¬ 
Learchild/Alauna, Northumberland NU1011 c.800 x 600 ft (c.244 x 183 m) c.11 acres (c.4.4 ha) ¢¬ 
Lease Rigg, North Yorkshire NZ8104 x ft ( x m) acres ( ha) ¢¬ 
Leintwardine/Bravonium, Hereford & Worcester SO3974 c.860 x 505 ft (c.262 x 154 m) c.10 acres (c.4 ha) late-Antonine-Severan
Littlechester/Derventio, Derbyshire SK3537 x ft ( x m) acres ( ha) Neronian¢¬ 
London/Londinium, Greater London TQ3281 c.750 x 705 ft (c.230 x 215 m) c.12¼ acres (c.5 ha) Hadrianic-4th C.
Low Borrowbridge, Cumbria NY6001 x ft ( x m) acres ( ha) ¢¬ 
Lympne/Portus Lemanis, Kent TR1134 x ft ( x m) c.9½ acres (c.3.9 ha) ‘Saxon Shore’ Fort¢¬ 
Malton/Derventio, North Yorkshire SE7971 x ft ( x m) acres ( ha) ¢¬ 
Manchester/Mamucium, Greater Manchester SJ8397 x ft ( x m) acres ( ha) Flavian-4th C.¢¬ 
Marton, Lincolnshire SK8382 x ft ( x m) 2 acres (0.8 ha) Claudio-Neronian¢¬ 
Maryport/Alauna, Cumbria NY0337 x ft ( x m) acres ( ha) ¢¬ 
Melandra Castle/Ardotalia, Derbyshire SK0095 358 x 328 ft (109 x 100 m) c.2¾ acres (c.1.1 ha) Flavian-4th C.
Metchley, West Midlands SP0483 656 x 656 ft 510 x 460 ft 10 acres 5½ acres Claudian Flavian
Moresby/Gabrosentum, Cumbria NX9821 x ft ( x m) acres ( ha) ¢¬ 
Nanstallon/Statio Deventiasteno, Cornwall SX0367 c.330 x 290 ft (c.100 x 88 m) c.2¼ acres (c.0.9 ha) Neronian
Newcastle-upon-Tyne/Pons Aelii, Tyne & Wear NZ2563 ? ft (? m) ? acres (? ha) Hadrianic¢¬ 
Netherby/Castra Exploratorum, Cumbria NY3971 x ft ( x m) acres ( ha) ¢¬ 
Nether Denton, Cumbria NY5964 ? ft ? ft 8 acres ? acres Acricolan? Trajanic¢¬ 
Newton Kyme, North Yorkshire SE4545 x ft ( x m) acres ( ha) ¢¬ 
North Tawton/Nemetostatio, Devon SX6699 600 x 390 ft (185 x 120 m) 5½ acres (2.2 ha) Claudio-Neronian
Northwich/Condate, Cheshire SJ6573 x ft ( x m) acres ( ha) ¢¬ 
Okehampton, Devon SX5996 x ft ( x m) acres ( ha) ¢¬ 
Old Carlisle/Maglona, Cumbria NY2546 c.935 x 610 ft (c.285 x 185 m) c.13 acres (c.5.3 ha) !
Old Church Brampton, Cumbria NY5161 x ft ( x m) acres ( ha) ¢¬ 
Old Penrith/Voreda, Cumbria NY4938 x ft ( x m) acres ( ha) !
Papcastle/Derventio, Cumbria NY1031 x ft ( x m) acres ( ha) !
Pevensey/Anderitum, East Sussex TQ6404 x ft ( x m) 8 acres (3.2 ha) ¢¬ 
Piercebridge, Durham NZ2115 270 x 240 ft (82 x 73 m) 1½ acres (0.6 ha) !
Portchester/Portus Ardaoni, Hampshire SU6204 620 x 610 ft (189 x 186 m) c.8½ acres (c.3.5 ha) ‘Saxon Shore’ Fort
Ravenglass/Glannoventa, Cumbria SD0895 x ft ( x m) acres ( ha) ¢¬ 
Reculver/Regulbium, Kent TR2269 x ft ( x m) acres ( ha) ‘Saxon Shore’ Fort¢¬ 
Redhill/Uxacona, Shropshire SJ7211 300 x 230 ft c.580 x 360 ft 1½ acres 4¾ acres !
Rhyn Park, Shropshire SJ3037 x ft ( x m) acres ( ha) Flavian¢¬ 
Ribchester/Bremetenacum, Lancs SD6535 550 x 410 ft (168 x 125 m) 5¼ acres (c.2 ha) Flavian-Severan
Richborough/Rutupiae, Kent TR3260 c.565 x 500 ft (c.172 x 152 m) c.6½ acres (c.2.6 ha) ‘Saxon Shore’ fort
Risingham/Habitancum, Northumberland NY8986 ? ft (? m) ? acres (? ha) !
Rocester, Staffordshire SK1139 x ft ( x m) acres ( ha) ¢¬ 
Rudchester/Vindobala, Northumberland NZ1167 515 x 385 ft (157 x 117 m) c.4½ acres (c.1.8 ha) Hadrianic
Shapwick, Dorset ST9402 x ft ( x m) acres ( ha) ¢¬ 
Slack/Cambodunum, West Yorkshire SE0817 256 x 256 ft (78 x 78 m) 1½ acres (0.6 ha) Flavian-Antonine
South Shields/Arbeia, Tyne & Wear NZ3667 x ft 620 x 320 ft acres 4½ acres Hadrianic¢¬  Severan
St. Albans/Verulamium, Hertfordshire TL1307 ? ft (? m) ? acres (? ha) ¢¬ 
Stanway, Essex TL9622 ? ft (? m) ? acres (? ha) Claudian¢¬ 
Stanwix/Uxelodunum, Cumbria NY4057 x ft ( x m) acres ( ha) ¢¬ 
Stretford Bridge, Shropshire SO4284 ? ft (? m) 3¾ acres (1.5 ha) Claudian¢¬ 
Stretton Grandison, Hereford & Worcester SO6443 ? ft (? m) c.4¾ acres (c.2 ha) Claudian¢¬ 
Stretton Mill, Staffordshire SJ8911 430 by 365 ft (131 x 111 m) c.3½ acres (c.1.4 ha) Claudian?¢¬ 
Templeborough, South Yorkshire SK4191 495 x 490 ft 440 x 380 ft 5½ acres 3¾ acres Neronian Trajanic?
The Lunt, Warwickshire SP3475 300 x 550 ft 300 x 370 ft 300 x 550 ft 3¾ acres 2½ acres 3¾ acres Neronian Domitianic c. AD 260
Tiverton, Devon SS9514 x ft ( x m) acres ( ha) ¢¬ 
Trent Vale, Staffordshire SJ8643 x ft ( x m) acres ( ha) ¢¬ 
Troutbeck, Cumbria NY3827 390 x 390 ft 275 x 275 ft 3¾ acres 1¾ acres Flavian fort later fortlet
Tweedmouth, Berwick-on-Tweed, Northumberland NT9952 x ft ( x m) acres ( ha) fort 1951 ¢¬ 
Waddon Hill, Dorset ST4401 x ft ( x m) acres ( ha) ¢¬ 
Wall/Letocetum, Staffordshire SK1006 ? ft (? m) 2 acres (0.8 ha) Trajanic/Hadrianic¢¬ 
Wall Town, Shropshire SO6978 ? ft ? ft ? acres 4½ acres Neronian fortlet¢¬  Flavian fort
Wallsend/Segedunum, Tyne & Wear NZ3066 453 x 394 ft (138 x 120 metres) 4 acres (1.65 ha) Hadrianic
Walton Castle, Suffolk TM3235 x ft ( x m) acres ( ha) ‘Saxon Shore’ fort¢¬ 
Watercrook/Alavana, Cumbria SD5190 ? ft (? m) ? acres (?