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Description: High Rochester Roman Fort
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
ROCHESTER HIGH ROCHESTER
NY 89 NW
16/80 High Rochester
10.11.51 (formerly listed
as Remains of
Walling at High
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
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Source: English Heritage
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