Castles and Fortifications of England and Wales

PLUMPTON (VOREDA) ROMAN FORT


PLUMPTON (VOREDA) ROMAN FORT
Photo Matthew Emmott

The earthworks remain of Voreda Roman fort occupied from the 1st to 4th centuries. The vicus appears to have been abandoned in circa AD300. It is a large rectangular platform, measuring some 150 by 100 yards with the central platform still standing to a height of about 8 feet. It was built on the Roman road that stretches between Carlisle (Luguvalium) and Brough (Verteris) forts. It stands next to Castlesteads Farm and is easily visible from the road.


VOREDA ROMAN FORT
Photo Matthew Emmott

 

Directions
By the A6, 5 miles north of Penrith
Plumpton, Penrith, Cumbria CA11 9NR

 



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