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The Roman Military in Britain

Part#2 : Forts and Fortlets in England

The following table contains the names, grid references, dimensions and enclosed areas of every known Roman fort or fortlet in England. A separate description of each encampment is available by clicking on its name.

Location of FortN.G.Ref.DimensionsAreaType
Ambleside/Galava, CumbriaNY3703300 x 250 ft
(91 x 76 m)
1¾ acres
(0.7 ha)
Flavian
Ancaster/Causennae, LincolnshireSK9843 x ft
( x m)
acres
( ha)
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Baylham House/Combretovium, SuffolkTM1152? ft
? ft
11 acres
5½ acres
Claudian
Neronian
Beckfoot/Bibra, CumbriaNY0848 x ft
( x m)
acres
( ha)
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Benwell/Condercum, Tyne & WearNZ2164570 x 400 ft
(174 x 122 m)
5¼ acres
(2.1 ha)
Hadrianic
Bewcastle/Fanum Cocidi, CumbriaNY5674 x ft
( x m)
acres
( ha)
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Binchester/Vinovia, DurhamNZ2031 x ft
( x m)
acres
( ha)
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Birdoswald/Camboglanna, CumbriaNY6166580 x 400 ft
(177 x 122 m)
c.5½ acres
(c.2.2 ha)
Hadrianic
Blakehope, NorthumberlandNY8594 x ft
( x m)
acres
( ha)
Blennerhasset, CumbriaNY1941c.655 x 560 ft
(c.200 x 170 m)
c.8½ acres
(c.3.4 ha)
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Bowes/Lavatris, NorthumberlandNY9913 x ft
( x m)
acres
( ha)
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Bowness-on-Solway/Maia, CumbriaNY2262? ft
(? m)
7½ acres
(3 ha)
Hadrianic
Bradwell on Sea/Othona, EssexTM0308522 x c.400 ft
(160 x 122 m)
>4¾ acres
(>1.9 ha)
'Saxon Shore' Fort
Brancaster/Branodunum, NorfolkTF7844c.570 x 570 ft
(c.174 x 174 m)
c.7½ acres
(c.3 ha)
'Saxon Shore' Fort
Brandon Camp, Hereford & WorcesterSO4072800 x 700 ft
(244 x 213 m)
c.8¼ acres
(3.3 ha)
Claudian
Braugham/Brocavum, CumbriaNY5328 x ft
( x m)
acres
( ha)
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Brompton, ShropshireSO2493650 x 510 ft
(c.200 x 155 m)
7½ acres
(c.3 ha)
Claudian
Brough/Navio, DerbyshireSK1882 x ft
( x m)
2¼ acres
(c.1 ha)
Flavian
Brough/Verteris, CumbriaNY7914? ft
(? m)
? acres
(? ha)
Flavian-Hadrianic
Brough by Bainbridge/Virosidum, North YorkshireSD9390330 x 270 ft
(101 x 82 m)
2 acres
(0.8 ha)
Flavian/Severan
Brough on Humber/Petuaria, HumbersideSE9326 x ft
( x m)
acres
( ha)
Broxtowe, NottinghamshireSK5242 x ft
( x m)
acres
( ha)
Buckton, Hereford & WorcesterSO3973c.574 x 451ft
(c.175 x 137m)
c.6 acres
(2.36 ha)
Trajanic/Hadrianic
Burgh-by-Sands I, CumbriaNY3158 x ft
( x m)
acres
( ha)
Agricolan/Flavian
Burgh-by-Sands II, CumbriaNY3258 x ft
( x m)
acres
( ha)
Trajanic
Burgh-by-Sands/Aballava, CumbriaNY3259 x ft
( x m)
acres
( ha)
Hadrianic-
Burgh Castle/Gariannum, NorfolkTG4704c.660 x 330 ft
(c.200 x 100 m)
c.5 acres
(c.2 ha)
'Saxon Shore' Fort
Burghwallis, South YorkshireSE5112 x ft
( x m)
acres
( ha)
Burrow in Lonsdale/Calacum, LancashireSD6175470 x 445 ft
(143 x 135 m)
4¾ acres
(1.94 ha)
Flavian-4th C.
Burrow Walls/Magis, CumbriaNY0030 x ft
( x m)
acres
( ha)
Bury Barton, DevonSS7307 x ft
( x m)
acres
( ha)
Caermote, CumbriaNY2036 x ft
( x m)
acres
( ha)
Carkin Moor, Scotch Corner, North YorkshireNZ1906350 x 310 ft
(c.107 x 94 m)
2½ acres
(1 ha)
1950
Carlisle/Luguvalium, CumbriaNY3955 x ft
( x m)
8 acres
(3 ha)
Agricolan-Hadrianic?
Carrawburgh/Brocolitia, NorthumberlandNY8571 x ft
( x m)
3½ acres
(1.5 ha)
Hadrianic
Carvoran/Magnis, NorthumberlandNY6665 x ft
( x m)
acres
( ha)
Castleford/Lagentium, West YorkshireSE4225 x ft
( x m)
acres
( ha)
Castleshaw/Rigodunum, Greater ManchesterSD9909360 x 300 ft
190 x 160 ft
2½ acres
¾-acre
Flavian Fort
Trajanic Fortlet
Castlesteads/Banna, CumbriaNY5163 x ft
( x m)
acres
( ha)
Catterick/Cataractonium, North YorkshireSE2299 x ft
( x m)
acres
( ha)
Cawthorn, North YorkshireSE7890 x ft
( x m)
acres
( ha)
Chesterfield, DerbyshireSK3871 x ft
( x m)
acres
( ha)
Chesterholm/Vindolanda, NorthumberlandNY7766 x ft
( x m)
acres
( ha)
Chester-le-Street/Concangis, DurhamNZ2751540 x 500 ft
(c.165 x 152 m)
6¼ acres
(c.2.5 ha)
Flavian-4th C.
Chesters/Cilurnum, NorthumberlandNY9170582 x 434 ft
(177 x 132 m)
5¾ acres
(2.3 ha)
Hadrianic
Chesterton, StaffordshireSJ8349 x ft
( x m)
acres
( ha)
Neronian/Flavian
Chew Green, NorthumberlandNT7808 x ft
( x m)
acres
( ha)
Cirencester/Corinium, Glos.SP0201 x ft
( x m)
acres
( ha)
Clifford, Hereford & WorcesterSO2446 x ft
( x m)
16 acres
(c.6.5 ha)
Claudian?
Corbridge/Corstopitum, NorthumberlandNY9864 x ft
( x m)
acres
( ha)
Cullompton, DevonST0107 x ft
( x m)
acres
( ha)
Doncaster/Danum, South YorkshireSE5703 x ft
( x m)
acres
( ha)
Dorchester on Thames, OxfordshireSU5794 x ft
( x m)
acres
( ha)
Claudian-Flavian
Dover/Portus Dubris, KentTR3141 x ft
( x m)
acres
( ha)
Droitwich, Crutch Lane, Hereford & WorcesterSO9063 x ft
( x m)
acres
( ha)
Claudian
Droitwich, Dodderhill, Hereford & WorcesterSO8963 x ft
( x m)
acres
( ha)
Neronian
Drumburgh/Concavata, CumbriaNY2659 x ft
( x m)
acres
( ha)
Eaton House, StaffordshireSJ9010490 x 490 ft
(150 x 150 m)
5½ acres
(2¼ ha)
Claudian?
Ebchester/Vindomora, DurhamNZ1055 x ft
( x m)
acres
( ha)
Elslack/Olenacum, North YorkshireSD9249345 x 345 ft
603 x 406 ft
2¾ acres
5½ acres
Flavian
Hadrianic
Godmanchester/Durovigutum, CambridgeshireTL2470 x ft
( x m)
6 acres
(c.2.4 ha)
Neronian
Great Casterton, LeicestershireTF0009 x ft
( x m)
6 acres
(c.2.4 ha)
Claudian
Great Chesterford, EssexTL5043c.1,620 x 1,000 ft
(c.494 x 305 m)
c.37 acres
(c.15 ha)
Claudian/Neronian
Great Chesters/Aesica, NorthumberlandNY7066 x ft
( x m)
3 acres
(1.2 ha)
Hadrianic
Greensforge, StaffordshireSO8688460 by 425 ft
550 x 450 ft
4½ acres
5¾ acres
Claudian
Neronian/Flavian
Greta Bridge, North YorkshireNZ0813 x ft
( x m)
acres
( ha)
Halton Chesters/Onnum, NorthumberlandNY9968440 x 400 ft
(c.134 x 122 m)
4 acres
(c.1.6 ha)
Hadrianic
Ham Hill, SomersetST4816 x ft
( x m)
acres
( ha)
Claudian
Hardknott/Mediobogdum, CumbriaNY2101345 x 345 ft
(105 x 105 m)
c.2¾ acres
(c.1.1 ha)
Trajanic-Hadrianic
Hayton, HumbersideSE8145 x ft
( x m)
acres
( ha)
Hembury, DevonST1103 x ft
( x m)
acres
( ha)
High Rochester/Bremenium, NorthumberlandNY8398440 x 420 ft
(134 x 128 m)
4¼ acres
(1.7 ha)
Antonine-4th C.
Hindwell Farm, PowysSO2560? ft
(? m)
5 acres
(c.2 ha)
Claudio-Neronian
Hod Hill/Dunum, DorsetST8510c.570 x 500 ft
(c.174 x 152 m)
c.6½ acres
(c.2.6 ha)
Claudian
Holmes House, Piercebridge, DurhamNZ2115270 x 240 ft
(82 x 73 m)
1½ acres
(0.6 ha)
Neronian-Flavian?
Housesteads/Vercovicium, NorthumberlandNY7868570 x 330 ft
(174 x 100 m)
4¼ acres
(1.7 ha)
Hadrianic/Severan
Ilchester/Lindinis, SomersetST5222? ft
(? m)
3½ acres
(c.1.4 ha)
Neronian-Flavian
Ilkley/Verbeia, West YorkshireSE1147 x ft
( x m)
acres
( ha)
Ixworth, SuffolkTL9369c.625 x 500+ ft
(c.190 x 150+ m)
>7¼ acres
(>2.9 ha)
Neronian?
Kirkbride, CumbriaNY2257 x ft
( x m)
acres
( ha)
Kirkby Thore/Bravoniacum, CumbriaNY6326 x ft
( x m)
acres
( ha)
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Kirkham, LancashireSD4331 x ft
( x m)
acres
( ha)
Lancaster, LancashireSD4761 x ft
( x m)
acres
( ha)
Lanchester/Longovicium, DurhamNZ1546 x ft
( x m)
acres
( ha)
Learchild/Alauna, NorthumberlandNU1011c.800 x 600 ft
(c.244 x 183 m)
c.11 acres
(c.4.4 ha)
Lease Rigg, North YorkshireNZ8104 x ft
( x m)
acres
( ha)
Leintwardine/Bravonium, Hereford & WorcesterSO3974c.860 x 505 ft
(c.262 x 154 m)
c.10 acres
(c.4 ha)
late-Antonine-Severan
Littlechester/Derventio, DerbyshireSK3537 x ft
( x m)
acres
( ha)
Neronian
London/Londinium, Greater LondonTQ3281c.750 x 705 ft
(c.230 x 215 m)
c.12¼ acres
(c.5 ha)
Hadrianic-4th C.
Low Borrowbridge, CumbriaNY6001 x ft
( x m)
acres
( ha)
Lympne/Portus Lemanis, KentTR1134 x ft
( x m)
c.9½ acres
(c.3.9 ha)
'Saxon Shore' Fort
Malton/Derventio, North YorkshireSE7971 x ft
( x m)
acres
( ha)
Manchester/Mamucium, Greater ManchesterSJ8397 x ft
( x m)
acres
( ha)
Flavian-4th C.
Marton, LincolnshireSK8382 x ft
( x m)
2 acres
(0.8 ha)
Claudio-Neronian
Maryport/Alauna, CumbriaNY0337 x ft
( x m)
acres
( ha)
Melandra Castle/Ardotalia, DerbyshireSK0095358 x 328 ft
(109 x 100 m)
c.2¾ acres
(c.1.1 ha)
Flavian-4th C.
Metchley, West MidlandsSP0483656 x 656 ft
510 x 460 ft
10 acres
5½ acres
Claudian
Flavian
Moresby/Gabrosentum, CumbriaNX9821 x ft
( x m)
acres
( ha)
Nanstallon/Statio Deventiasteno, CornwallSX0367c.330 x 290 ft
(c.100 x 88 m)
c.2¼ acres
(c.0.9 ha)
Neronian
Newcastle-upon-Tyne/Pons Aelii, Tyne & WearNZ2563? ft
(? m)
? acres
(? ha)
Hadrianic
Netherby/Castra Exploratorum, CumbriaNY3971 x ft
( x m)
acres
( ha)
Nether Denton, CumbriaNY5964? ft
? ft
8 acres
? acres
Acricolan?
Trajanic
Newton Kyme, North YorkshireSE4545 x ft
( x m)
acres
( ha)
North Tawton/Nemetostatio, DevonSX6699600 x 390 ft
(185 x 120 m)
5½ acres
(2.2 ha)
Claudio-Neronian
Northwich/Condate, CheshireSJ6573 x ft
( x m)
acres
( ha)
Okehampton, DevonSX5996 x ft
( x m)
acres
( ha)
Old Carlisle/Maglona, CumbriaNY2546c.935 x 610 ft
(c.285 x 185 m)
c.13 acres
(c.5.3 ha)
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Old Church Brampton, CumbriaNY5161 x ft
( x m)
acres
( ha)
Old Penrith/Voreda, CumbriaNY4938 x ft
( x m)
acres
( ha)
!
Papcastle/Derventio, CumbriaNY1031 x ft
( x m)
acres
( ha)
!
Pevensey/Anderitum, East SussexTQ6404 x ft
( x m)
8 acres
(3.2 ha)
Piercebridge, DurhamNZ2115270 x 240 ft
(82 x 73 m)
1½ acres
(0.6 ha)
!
Portchester/Portus Ardaoni, HampshireSU6204620 x 610 ft
(189 x 186 m)
c.8½ acres
(c.3.5 ha)
'Saxon Shore' Fort
Ravenglass/Glannoventa, CumbriaSD0895 x ft
( x m)
acres
( ha)
Reculver/Regulbium, KentTR2269 x ft
( x m)
acres
( ha)
'Saxon Shore' Fort
Redhill/Uxacona, ShropshireSJ7211300 x 230 ft
c.580 x 360 ft
1½ acres
4¾ acres
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Rhyn Park, ShropshireSJ3037 x ft
( x m)
acres
( ha)
Flavian
Ribchester/Bremetenacum, LancsSD6535550 x 410 ft
(168 x 125 m)
5¼ acres
(c.2 ha)
Flavian-Severan
Richborough/Rutupiae, KentTR3260c.565 x 500 ft
(c.172 x 152 m)
c.6½ acres
(c.2.6 ha)
'Saxon Shore' fort
Risingham/Habitancum, NorthumberlandNY8986? ft
(? m)
? acres
(? ha)
!
Rocester, StaffordshireSK1139 x ft
( x m)
acres
( ha)
Rudchester/Vindobala, NorthumberlandNZ1167515 x 385 ft
(157 x 117 m)
c.4½ acres
(c.1.8 ha)
Hadrianic
Shapwick, DorsetST9402 x ft
( x m)
acres
( ha)
Slack/Cambodunum, West YorkshireSE0817256 x 256 ft
(78 x 78 m)
1½ acres
(0.6 ha)
Flavian-Antonine
South Shields/Arbeia, Tyne & WearNZ3667 x ft
620 x 320 ft
acres
4½ acres
Hadrianic
Severan
St. Albans/Verulamium, HertfordshireTL1307? ft
(? m)
? acres
(? ha)
Stanway, EssexTL9622? ft
(? m)
? acres
(? ha)
Claudian
Stanwix/Uxelodunum, CumbriaNY4057 x ft
( x m)
acres
( ha)
Stretford Bridge, ShropshireSO4284? ft
(? m)
3¾ acres
(1.5 ha)
Claudian
Stretton Grandison, Hereford & WorcesterSO6443? ft
(? m)
c.4¾ acres
(c.2 ha)
Claudian
Stretton Mill, StaffordshireSJ8911430 by 365 ft
(131 x 111 m)
c.3½ acres
(c.1.4 ha)
Claudian?
Templeborough, South YorkshireSK4191495 x 490 ft
440 x 380 ft
5½ acres
3¾ acres
Neronian
Trajanic?
The Lunt, WarwickshireSP3475300 x 550 ft
300 x 370 ft
300 x 550 ft
3¾ acres
2½ acres
3¾ acres
Neronian
Domitianic
c.AD260
Tiverton, DevonSS9514 x ft
( x m)
acres
( ha)
Trent Vale, StaffordshireSJ8643 x ft
( x m)
acres
( ha)
Troutbeck, CumbriaNY3827390 x 390 ft
275 x 275 ft
3¾ acres
1¾ acres
Flavian fort
later fortlet
Tweedmouth, Berwick-on-Tweed, NorthumberlandNT9952 x ft
( x m)
acres
( ha)
fort 1951
Waddon Hill, DorsetST4401 x ft
( x m)
acres
( ha)
Wall/Letocetum, StaffordshireSK1006? ft
(? m)
2 acres
(0.8 ha)
Trajanic/Hadrianic
Wall Town, ShropshireSO6978? ft
? ft
? acres
4½ acres
Neronian fortlet
Flavian fort
Wallsend/Segedunum, Tyne & WearNZ3066453 x 394 ft
(138 x 120 metres)
4 acres
(1.65 ha)
Hadrianic
Walton Castle, SuffolkTM3235 x ft
( x m)
acres
( ha)
'Saxon Shore' fort
Watercrook/Alavana, CumbriaSD5190? ft
(? m)
? acres
(? ha)
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Water Newton/Durobrivae, CambidgeshireTL1197510 x 460 ft
(155 x 140 m)
c.5¼ acres
(2.18 ha)
Claudian
Wensley, North YorkshireSE0889 x ft
( x m)
acres
( ha)
Whickham, Washing Wells, Tyne & WearNZ2160 x ft
( x m)
acres
( ha)
Whitchurch/Mediolanum, ShropshireSJ5441 x ft
( x m)
acres
( ha)
Claudian
Whitley Castle/Epiacum, NorthumberlandNY6948 x ft
( x m)
acres
( ha)
Wigston Parva/Venonis, High Cross, LeicestershireSP4689 x ft
( x m)
2 acres
(c.0.81 ha)
Claudian
Wiveliscombe, SomersetST0927 x ft
( x m)
acres
( ha)
Wreay, CumbriaNY4449 x ft
( x m)
acres
( ha)
Wroxeter/Viroconium, ShropshireSJ5607515 x 470 ft
(157 x 143 m)
5½ acres
(2.25 ha)
Claudian

! - fort with no dating evidence or size estimate, but much other data.
- fort with either dating or size data known, but little else.
- fort with no current data.