HIGH ROCHESTER ROMAN FORT

Overview

Heritage Category:
Listed Building
Grade:
II
List Entry Number:
1044837
Date first listed:
10-Nov-1951
Date of most recent amendment:
07-Jan-1988
Statutory Address:
HIGH ROCHESTER ROMAN FORT

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Location

Statutory Address:
HIGH ROCHESTER ROMAN FORT

The building or site itself may lie within the boundary of more than one authority.

District:
Northumberland (Unitary Authority)
Parish:
Rochester
National Park:
NORTHUMBERLAND
National Grid Reference:
NY 83216 98580

Details

ROCHESTER HIGH ROCHESTER NY 89 NW 16/80 High Rochester Roman Fort 10.11.51 (formerly listed as Remains of Walling at High Rochester or Bremenium) GV II

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

Legacy

The contents of this record have been generated from a legacy data system.

Legacy System number:
239740
Legacy System:
LBS

Sources

Books and journals
Dodds Hope, M, 'A History of Northumberland' in The Parish of Simonburn Modern Parishes Humshaugh Bellingham Falstone Thorneyburn with Greystead Wark Rothbury Alwinton Chapely Holstone Lordship Kila, , Vol. 15, (1940)

Legal

This building is listed under the Planning (Listed Buildings and Conservation Areas) Act 1990 as amended for its special architectural or historic interest.

End of official listing

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Date: 19 Oct 2002
Reference: IOE01/09328/20
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