Cleasby Roman Fortlet


Cleasby is a small rectangular enclosure with rounded corners in the Roman military style lies on the south bank of the River Tees at Cleasby in North Yorkshire, about 3 miles downstream from the well-known Roman site at Piercebridge, and just south-west of Darlington in County Durham, currently situated between the A1(M) and A66(M) motorways. The ditches of this suspect camp measure just 210 feet from east to west, by 180 feet transversely (c.64 x 55 m), thus enclosing an area of just under 1 acre (c.0.4 ha). The identification as Roman remains unconfirmed. (JRS 1951 p.53)

References for Cleasby

  • Air Reconnaissance of North Britain by J.K. St. Joseph in J.R.S. xli (1951) pp.52-65;

Map References for Cleasby

NGRef: NZ2713 OSMap: LR93

OS National Grid Reference: NZ2713
Dimensions: c.210 x 180 ft (c.64 x 55 m)
Area: c.1 acre (c.0.4 ha)

Roman Roads near Cleasby

None identified

Sites near Cleasby Roman Fortlet