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Gariannonum Roman Fort, Burgh Castle

Description: Gariannonum Roman Fort

Grade: I
Date Listed: 10 June 1953
English Heritage Building ID: 227750

OS Grid Reference: TG4749704474
OS Grid Coordinates: 647497, 304474
Latitude/Longitude: 52.5817, 1.6518

Location: Burgh Castle, Norfolk NR31 9QA

Locality: Burgh Castle
Local Authority: Great Yarmouth Borough Council
County: Norfolk
Country: England
Postcode: NR31 9QA

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There is also a scheduled monument, Burgh Castle Roman Fort, Vicus, Pre-Conquest Monastery and Norman Motte and Bailey Castle, at the same location as this building or very close to it. This may be related in some way or possibly a different name for the same structure.

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Listing Text

TG 40 SE
7/15 Gariannonum Roman Fort
(Burgh Castle)
- I

Roman fort. Probably 260-280 A.D., evacuated c.407-8. Subsequently used as
Saxon settlement. Norman motte and bailey castle constructed at south-west
corner in late Cll, completely removed 1839. Flint, brick and concrete.
Roughly quadrangular. North, east and south walls survive. Traces of
foundations of west wall discovered during excavations of 1958-62. Walls of
coursed flint facing to concrete rubble core. Every 5-6 courses of flints
are 3 courses of bricks, giving striated appearance to walls. At corners and
at centre of shorter sides (north and south) are bulbous drum bastions,
standing away from walls at base and linked to walls at top. They are solid.
2 further bastions are symmetrically placed in east wall flanking central main
gateway. Gateway is now only a jagged hole. The bastions are later additions,
probably C4. Scheduled Ancient Monument, County number 399.

Listing NGR: TG4749704474

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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