Boothby Roman Fortlet

  • Description

    "....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. It was probably surrounded by a ditch with a beaten clay and wooden construction. The ditch has been identified as being 17ft wide and 6ft deep. A gate has been identified on the southern wall. It has been excavated once in 1933. Part of the northern part of the fortlet has been lost as a result of a landslide. At that stage, the River Irthing was the frontier and the site had a very good view to the North. After Hadrian’s Wall was built 2 miles to the north it was abandoned as redundant...."
  • Owner

    Tynedale Hadrian's Wall Group
  • Source

    Local (Co-Curate)
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  • Further information

    Resource type: Text/Website
    Added by: Simon Cotterill
    Last modified: 6 months ago
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    Picture Taken: Unknown
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