Castles and Fortifications of England and Wales

BIRDOSWALD ROMAN FORT


BIRDOSWALD ROMAN FORT
Photo Andrew Tivanan

Camboglanna (or Banna), now known as Birdoswald, was a Roman fort towards the western end of Hadrian's Wall. The fort is situated in a commanding position overlooking the River Irthing in Cumbria and is one of the best preserved of the 16 forts along Hadrian's Wall. It was in use from AD 112 to AD 400. The wall itself was originally built from turf.

When it was built the fort sat astride the original turf wall, but when the wall was later rebuilt with stone in AD 130 it was 150 feet to the north and so the fort now lay inside the wall.

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Photo Andrew Tivenan Photo Andrew Tivenan Photo Andrew Tivenan Photo Andrew Tivenan
Photo Andrew Tivenan Photo Andrew Tivenan Photo Andrew Tivenan Photo Andrew Tivenan

 

Directions
Off the B6318, 1 mile west of Gilsland
CA8 7DD

 



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