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Huntcliff Roman Signal Station


"The site of a Roman signal station at Huntcliff, thought to be of late fourth century date. A Roman signal station at Huntcliff was discovered circa 1862 and excavated by Hornsby and Stanton in 1911-12. Part of the site had been destroyed by sea erosion and only the southern portion survived. Plan. A circular well nearly 14ft deep contained the remains of 14 adults and children, Roman pottery, a leather sandal and cloth. The human remains indicated a violent death, possibly during a raid on the site...."(Pastscape) This was one of a number of Roman signalling stations situated along the Yorkshire amd North East coast, built as watchtowers to protect against the threat of Anglo-Saxon raiders from Denmark and Germany. The remains of the Roman Signal Station have been lost to costal erosion. There is an information board on the Cleveland Way close to where the Signal Station was located.

The remains of the Roman Signal Station have been lost to costal erosion. There is an information board on the Cleveland Way close to where the Signal Station was located.

The remains of the Roman Signal Station have been lost to costal erosion. There is an information board on the Cleveland Way close to where the Signal Station was located.

Saltburn-by-the-Sea Roman Period (43 to 409 AD) Huntcliff Ironstone Mine
from http://www.pastscape.org.uk...
HUNTCLIFF ROMAN SIGNAL STATION
- "The site of a Roman signal station at Huntcliff, thought to be of late fourth century date. A Roman signal station at Huntcliff was discovered circa 1862 and excavated by ...

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Site of Huntcliff Roman Signal Station

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The Cleveland Way East of Saltburn

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Cleveland Way along Hunt Cliff: aerial 2018

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Cliff Erosion, Cleveland Way

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