Newton Kyme Vicus

Probable Settlement

A number of buildings, roads and enclosures are visible on aerial photographs to the south of the fortress at Newton Kyme, extending for a distance of at least ¼-mile from its defences (JRS 1953 p.88), and probably represent a civil settlement (c. SE456452) which developed in the area between the southern defensive ditches and the main road. The settlement appeared to have started life along the line of a drove-road unconnected with the fortress’ main north-south road but running parallel with it outside the fortress’ western defences; it would seem that the drove-road and its associated field systems were in existence before the fort was built nearby (JRS 1986 p.82).