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Richborough Castle

A Grade I Listed Building in Ash, Kent

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Latitude: 51.2939 / 51°17'38"N

Longitude: 1.3326 / 1°19'57"E

OS Eastings: 632443

OS Northings: 160252

OS Grid: TR324602

Mapcode National: GBR X0W.V1J

Mapcode Global: VHLGL.1QWY

Plus Code: 9F3378VM+H3

Entry Name: Richborough Castle

Listing Date: 26 November 1987

Grade: I

Source: Historic England

Source ID: 1363256

English Heritage Legacy ID: 178071

Location: Ash, Dover, Kent, CT13

County: Kent

District: Dover

Civil Parish: Ash

Traditional County: Kent

Lieutenancy Area (Ceremonial County): Kent

Tagged with: Castrum Archaeological site Ancient Roman structure

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Richborough Castle


Remains of Roman settlement of Rutupiae A.D.43, C2, c239, C10 and C12.
Principal remains are the sea-pebble and rubble stone walls faced with
stone and tile levelling courses, three sides of the late C3 Saxon shore
fort (the eastern wall fell to the sea, now some miles distant). Walls
approximately 25 feet high and 12 feet thick, enclosing an area of
approximately 5 acres. Within this area are foundations of a huge
monument to commemorate Agricola's final subjugation of Britain c85 A.D.,
a C2 Government rest house (mansio), shops, the font of a Christian church,
c.400, and a late Saxon church, extended C12, destroyed C17. Within and
surrounding the fort are extensive earthworks associated with various
phases of the development. At some time a large port with extensive
wharfing: the landing place and supply base for the Claudian invasion
of AD.43.S.A.M. (See D.0.E & H.B.M.C. guide books: see also B.0.E. Kent
II 1483 432-3).

Listing NGR: TR3244360252

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