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Boothby Roman Fort

There was a Roman fortlet (no visible remains today) at a strategic position overlooking the River Irthing, located to the north-west of Boothby in Cumbria. It was built in the late 1st/early 2nd century to the north of Stanegate at a time when the River was the frontier - after Hadrian's Wall was built, a few miles to the north, the fortlet was abandoned. The site is a Scheduled Monument; it was partially excavated in 1933.

Boothby Stanegate Historic Buildings and Monuments in Brampton, Cumbria Roman Period (43 to 409 AD) River Irthing
Boothby Roman fort
- "...The monument includes the site of Boothby Roman fort which is located at a strategic position on the edge of a scar overlooking the River Irthing to the north. The …

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Boothby Roman Fortlet
- "....Boothby Roman Fortlet was built late 1st century/early 2nd century. It measured 250ft and 170ft aligned NNE/SSW, about an acre in area, suggesting a garrison of about 250, 3 centuries. …

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List number: 1014585
County: Cumbria
Grid ref: NY5445562969


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