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Richborough Castle, Ash

Description: Richborough Castle

Grade: I
Date Listed: 26 November 1987
English Heritage Building ID: 178071

OS Grid Reference: TR3244460253
OS Grid Coordinates: 632444, 160252
Latitude/Longitude: 51.2939, 1.3327

Location: Sandwich, Kent CT13 9JW

Locality: Ash
Local Authority: Dover District Council
County: Kent
Country: England
Postcode: CT13 9JW

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Listing Text

TR 365W

Remains of Roman settlement of Rutupiae A.D.43, C2, c239, C10 and C12.
Principal remains are the sea-pebble and rubble stone walls faced with
stone and tile levelling courses, three sides of the late C3 Saxon shore
fort (the eastern wall fell to the sea, now some miles distant). Walls
approximately 25 feet high and 12 feet thick, enclosing an area of
approximately 5 acres. Within this area are foundations of a huge
monument to commemorate Agricola's final subjugation of Britain c85 A.D.,
a C2 Government rest house (mansio), shops, the font of a Christian church,
c.400, and a late Saxon church, extended C12, destroyed C17. Within and
surrounding the fort are extensive earthworks associated with various
phases of the development. At some time a large port with extensive
wharfing: the landing place and supply base for the Claudian invasion
of AD.43.S.A.M. (See D.0.E & H.B.M.C. guide books: see also B.0.E. Kent
II 1483 432-3).

Listing NGR: TR3242060178

This text is a legacy record and has not been updated since the building was originally listed. Details of the building may have changed in the intervening time. You should not rely on this listing as an accurate description of the building.

Source: English Heritage

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