This little-known site situated at the north end of Bassenthwaite lake is evidently sited to proctect the approaches to the northern lakes. The lack of an associated vicus or civil settlement indicate that the site was not occupied for any great length of time. The situation here so closely resembles that at Troutbeck, almost 20 miles to the south-east, that this site, like Troutbeck, may be assigned to the initial campaigns to bring north-west Britain under the aegis of Rome around the turn of the first century A.D. (Higham & Jones, pp.20 & 59).
References for Caermote
- The Carvetii by Nicholas Higham and Barri Jones (Sutton, London, 1985).
Map References for Caermote
NGRef: NY2036 OSMap: LR89/90
Roman Roads near Caermote