LONGSHAWS

  • Description

    "....Remains of two rectangular earthworks situated at 300 ft above sea level, upon a gentle north slope. They are both overgrown with young birch trees, bracken and brambles. 'A' Centred NZ 1348 8845. The north side of the earthwork lies along the top of steep slopes which fall away to the River Font. The other three sides consist of triple ramparts with two medial ditches, the inner rampart being carried round the north side. The interior measures approx 50.0m E-W., by 60.0m N-S. There are entrances midway in the east and west sides. 'B' Centred NZ 1336 8843. Consists of a single rampart with outer ditch. The internal area is approx 45.0m. E-W by 65.0m N-S. The entrances could not be located. (2) Surveyed at 1/2500. (3) A small Roman fort at Longshaws must be one of the best preserved of its type in the north of England. The defences comprise a rampart some 40ft wide and 3 1/2 - 5 1/2 ft high. and two widely-spaced ditches with a bank between them....."
  • Owner

    Pastscape
  • Source

    Local (Co-Curate)
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  • Further information

    Link: https://www.pastscape.org.uk/hob.aspx?hob_id=23277
    Resource type: Text/Website
    Added by: Simon Cotterill
    Last modified: 2 years, 5 months ago
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