Tweedmouth Roman Fort

Auxiliary Fort

Tweedmouth Fort is located on high ground a mile south of Tweedmouth, two ditches define the east side and rounded east angles of a small Roman fort of which the north-to-south dimension appears to be at least 250ft. A trench dug by Sir Walter Aitchison in 1946 located one of the ditches and some pottery, including a late third-century mortarium. Much of this post has been obliterated by a reservoir.

A Flavian or Trajanic fort is to be expected at Tweedmouth, one of the several forts that must have existed along the route of the Devil’s Causeway.

References for Tweedmouth / Berwick Upon Tweed

  • Journal of Roman Studies xli (1951) p.56.

Map References for Tweedmouth / Berwick Upon Tweed

NGRef: NT9951 OSMap: LR75

Roman Roads near Tweedmouth / Berwick Upon Tweed

Devil’s Causeway: S (27) to Learchild (Learchild, Northumberland)

Sites near Tweedmouth Roman Fort