Richborough Roman Fort, Sandwich, Kent

Richborough Roman Fort, Sandwich, Kent
Photograph taken 16 June 2006 © Mr M. J. Davies. Source Historic England Archive ref: 178071

The remains of the Roman settlement of Rutupiae dating from AD 43 when this was the landing place and supply base for Claudius' invasion . The remaining sea-pebble and rubble stone walls formed 3 sides of the late 3rd century Saxon shore fort built on the site. This site is now in the care of English Heritage (2010).

Location

Kent Sandwich

Period

Roman (43 - 409)

Tags

fort castle defence military tourism wall roman (43 - 409) english heritage