Remains of Roman wall, Horncastle - East Lindsey

Roman curtain wall, late C3 to mid C4, which survives as both standing masonry and as buried remains in various ownerships. One visible section has been incorporated into Horncastle Library. The condition of each section of the monument varies, but uncontrolled vegetation growth and weathering threatens several of the exposed sections. The owner of the southwest corner of the wall circuit has completed a Historic England grant-aided project to provide a condition survey and to define repair options. This will serve as a template for the treatment of this and other parts of the wall circuit.

Remains of Roman wall, Horncastle - East Lindsey
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Site Details

  • Designated Site Name: Banovallum, remains of Roman wall
  • Heritage Category: Scheduled Monument
  • List Entry Number: 1005034
  • Local Planning Authority: East Lindsey
  • Site Type: Barrier


  • Building Name: Remains of Roman wall
  • County: Lincolnshire
  • District / Borough: East Lindsey
  • Parish: Horncastle
  • Parliamentary Constituency: Louth and Horncastle
  • Region: East Midlands

Assessment Information

  • Assessment Type: Building or structure
  • Condition: Poor
  • Occupancy / Use: Not applicable
  • Priority: C - Slow decay; no solution agreed
  • Previous Priority: C
  • Ownership: Other not for profit group
  • Designation: Scheduled Monument and Listed Buildings - 5 grade I, CA
  • List Entry Number(s): 1005034 and 1063769; 1251668; 1262504; 1262720; 1262704