Ambleside Roman Fort

  • Description

    "...During the Roman army’s conquest of Northern Britain, towards the end of the 1st century AD, a small timber fort was built at the northern tip of Windermere to house a garrison of 200 men. This early fort was soon abandoned, but the site was reoccupied early in the 2nd century AD. This second fort was built in stone on a raised platform which is still visible. It was larger to house a cohort of 500 auxiliary infantrymen. The fort remained in use until the 4th century AD, with a large civilian settlement developing on its north and east sides. The fort visible today dates from the reign of the Emperor Hadrian (AD117-138). Ambleside lay at the centre of a network of forts in and around the mountainous Lake District. Their purpose was to ensure order, support Roman administration and protect local communication routes...."
  • Owner

    National Trust
  • Source

    Local (Co-Curate)
  • License

    What does this mean? Unknown license check permission to reuse
  • Further information

    Resource type: Text/Website
    Added by: Simon Cotterill
    Last modified: 5 years, 9 months ago
    Viewed: 399 times
    Picture Taken: Unknown
  • Co-Curate tags


Add a comment or share a memory.

Login to add a comment. Sign-up if you don't already have an account.


Co-Curate is a project which brings together online collections, museums, universities, schools and community groups to make and re-make stories and images from North East England and Cumbria. Co-Curate is a trans-disciplinary project that will open up 'official' museum and 'un-officia'l co-created community-based collections and archives through innovative collaborative approaches using social media and open archives/data.