Burrow Walls Roman fort - List Entry

  • Description

    "...Burrow Walls Roman Fort and Medieval Hall, 823m and 898m WSW of New Kelsick Farm....The monument includes the remains of a fort of Roman date and a hall of medieval date, contained within two areas of protection on either side of a railway embankment on a west facing slope. The fort, which is preserved as a low earthwork and in places as a cropmark, includes a sub-rectangular enclosure surrounded by the foundations of an encircling wall and at least one inner and two outer ditches. Partial excavation retrieved five altars and also revealed the wall foundations to be preserved to a depth of 2.5m and the ditches to be 5m wide. The results also show that the fort has two phases with the first being a typical 2nd century AD fort with inner rampart and double ditch and the second being a smaller fort within the fortifications of the earlier fort. Within the interior of the fort are two wall sections of medieval date set at right angles to each others. The wall sections measures 13.2m and 8.8m in length and are made from reused Roman masonry. The scale of the walls suggests them to have been from a substantial building such as a hall...."
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    Historic England
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    Link: https://historicengland.org.uk/listing/the-list/list-entry/1007161
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    Added by: Simon Cotterill
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