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Gariannonum Roman Fort

A Grade I Listed Building in Burgh Castle, Norfolk

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Latitude: 52.5817 / 52°34'54"N

Longitude: 1.6518 / 1°39'6"E

OS Eastings: 647497

OS Northings: 304474

OS Grid: TG474044

Mapcode National: GBR YRF.4FW

Mapcode Global: WHNW4.BCTN

Entry Name: Gariannonum Roman Fort

Listing Date: 10 June 1953

Grade: I

Source: Historic England

Source ID: 1372902

English Heritage Legacy ID: 227750

Location: Burgh Castle, Great Yarmouth, Norfolk, NR31

County: Norfolk

District: Great Yarmouth

Civil Parish: Burgh Castle

Built-Up Area: Belton

Traditional County: Suffolk

Lieutenancy Area (Ceremonial County): Norfolk

Church of England Parish: Burgh Castle St Peter and St Paul

Church of England Diocese: Norwich

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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

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