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High Rochester Roman Fort

A Grade II Listed Building in Rochester, Northumberland

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Coordinates

Latitude: 55.2811 / 55°16'51"N

Longitude: -2.2658 / 2°15'56"W

OS Eastings: 383216

OS Northings: 598580

OS Grid: NY832985

Mapcode National: GBR D7MC.8P

Mapcode Global: WHB0R.5JB9

Entry Name: High Rochester Roman Fort

Listing Date: 10 November 1951

Last Amended: 7 January 1988

Grade: II

Source: Historic England

Source ID: 1044837

English Heritage Legacy ID: 239740

Location: Rochester, Northumberland, NE19

County: Northumberland

Civil Parish: Rochester

Traditional County: Northumberland

Lieutenancy Area (Ceremonial County): Northumberland

Church of England Parish: Horsley with Byrness

Church of England Diocese: Newcastle

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Listing Text

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

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