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High Rochester Roman Fort, Rochester

Description: High Rochester Roman Fort

Grade: II
Date Listed: 10 November 1951
English Heritage Building ID: 239740

OS Grid Reference: NY8321698580
OS Grid Coordinates: 383216, 598580
Latitude/Longitude: 55.2811, -2.2658

Location: Rochester, Northumberland NE19 1RB

Locality: Rochester
County: Northumberland
Country: England
Postcode: NE19 1RB

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Listing Text

NY 89 NW
16/80 High Rochester
Roman Fort
10.11.51 (formerly listed
as Remains of
Walling at High
Rochester or

Roman fort, founded in the first century AD with restorations and rebuildings
throughout the C2, C3, and C4. Ashlar.

The mound of the fort is intact with lower parts of walls visible in many
places. The west gateway stands to c.5 ft. with massive masonry of the
flanking towers flush with adjoining wall; north impost stands in situ with
moulded impost block and the springer of the arch.

South internal tower between south gate and south-west angle of the fort
also has extensive visible remains. The front of the tower has gone but the
sides and back remain up to the height of a blocked doorway at 1st floor
level. Jambs of north and south gates also visible. A scheduled Ancient
Monument. County No. 20.

Full account in Northumberland County History, Vol. XV.

Listing NGR: NY8321698580

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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