Cawthorn B Roman fort is likely a late 1st and 2nd century AD annexe to the east side of Cawthorn Fort A (SE 79 SE 63). These earthworks, together with another fort and a camp, are collectively known as ‘Cawthorn Camps’. The defence of Annexe B comprise an outer ditch and a rampart, although they are slighter than those of Fort A. The gates in the north and south sides have internal and external claviculae. The interior of Fort A and Annexe B is crossed by an alleged medieval trackway, the ‘Portergate’ or ‘Rogergate’ (SE 78 NE 17).

References for Cawthorn

  • Roman Camps in England – The Field Archaeology by the R.C.H.M.E. (pp.137-142);
  • The Archaeology of Roman Britain by R.G. Collingwood (Methuen, London, 1930) pp.9-12; 

Map References for Cawthorn

NGRef: SE7889 OSMap: LR94/100

OS National Grid Reference: SE782899

Roman Roads near Cawthorn

Probable road: NE (17) to Whitby (North Yorkshire) Probable road: S (12) to Derventio Brigantvm (Malton, North Yorkshire) N (10) to Lease Rigg

Sites near Cawthorn B Fort