Aerial View, Richborough Roman Fort, Sandwich, Kent

Aerial View, Richborough Roman Fort, Sandwich, Kent
Photograph taken 17th June 2002 © Historic England Archive Photo Library ref: NMR/18118/05

Richborough Roman fort was built in the mid third century and was originally defended by the triple ditches that can still be seen. The huge walls with towers were added at a later date. A town grew up around the fort and an amphitheatre was built in the late 3rd century. The large hollow where it stood can be seen below the fort in this view. The fort stood on the coast but the site is now two miles inland. This site is now in the care of English Heritage (2010). Find out more.

Location

Kent Sandwich

Period

Roman (43 - 409)

Tags

roman (43 - 409) fort army invasion wall english heritage