Burghwallis Fort


The site of up to three Roman forts, visible as cropmarks on air photographs. The features are all aligned north-east south-west and are incomplete with just part of the north-eastern and south-eastern sides visible. Two of the forts are double ditched and appear to differ in size. The larger a possible entrance on the north-eastern side. The smaller is on a slightly different alignment. This is more fragmentary but traces of a possible bank on the internal side of the internal ditch are visible. The third possible fort comprises a single broad ditch with possible entrances on both visible sides. No corner can be seen but it is possible that this is masked by the other features.

Map References for Burghwallis

NGRef: SE5112 OSMap: LR111

Roman Roads near Burghwallis

NW (11) to Lagentivm (Castleford, West Yorkshire) SE (7) to Danvm (Doncaster, South Yorkshire)