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© Mr Nigel Gallant LRPS

IoE Number: 227750
Location: GARIANNONUM ROMAN FORT,
  BURGH CASTLE, GREAT YARMOUTH, NORFOLK
Photographer: Mr Nigel Gallant LRPS
Date Photographed: 13 August 2000
Date listed: 10 June 1953
Date of last amendment: 10 June 1953
Grade I

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BURGH CASTLETG 40 SE7/15Gariannonum Roman Fort(Burgh Castle)10.6.53

BURGH CASTLE TG 40 SE 7/15 Gariannonum Roman Fort (Burgh Castle) 10.6.53 - I Roman fort. Probably 260-280 A.D., evacuated c.407-8. Subsequently used as Saxon settlement. Norman motte and bailey castle constructed at south-west corner in late Cll, completely removed 1839. Flint, brick and concrete. Roughly quadrangular. North, east and south walls survive. Traces of foundations of west wall discovered during excavations of 1958-62. Walls of coursed flint facing to concrete rubble core. Every 5-6 courses of flints are 3 courses of bricks, giving striated appearance to walls. At corners and at centre of shorter sides (north and south) are bulbous drum bastions, standing away from walls at base and linked to walls at top. They are solid. 2 further bastions are symmetrically placed in east wall flanking central main gateway. Gateway is now only a jagged hole. The bastions are later additions, probably C4. Scheduled Ancient Monument, County number 399.

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