GARIANNONUM ROMAN FORT

Overview

Heritage Category: Listed Building

Grade: I

List Entry Number: 1372902

Date first listed: 10-Jun-1953

Statutory Address: GARIANNONUM ROMAN FORT

Map

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Location

Statutory Address: GARIANNONUM ROMAN FORT

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

County: Norfolk

District: Great Yarmouth (District Authority)

Parish: Burgh Castle

National Park: THE BROADS

National Grid Reference: TG 47497 04474

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History

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Details

BURGH CASTLE TG 40 SE 7/15 Gariannonum Roman Fort (Burgh Castle) 10.6.53 - 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

Legacy

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Legacy System number: 227750

Legacy System: LBS

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