Two Roman Forts and Two Roman Camps at St Andrew's Hill


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English Heritage

County Council

Devon County Council

District Council

Mid Devon District Council



Parliamentary Constituency

Tiverton and Honiton

Grid Reference

SJ018018 (301807, 107642)

WGS84 Coordinates

50.8594, -3.39532

Nearest Postcode

EX15 1HY

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Two forts as well as possibly two temporary camps, and internal features, were recorded during aerial survey on a spur overlooking the River Culm. Pottery earlier than circa 75 AD has been found. The 2 camps lie on the eastern side of the site and are defined by double defensive ditches. One seems to overlie and thus post-date the other. A fort was later constructed over the western side of these camps, also defined by double defensive ditches, though its northern and eastern sides are partly obscured beneath the defences of a second, later, fort. Evidence derived from excavation and field walking suggest a date of AD 50 to 70, though the exact abandonment date of the fort is unclear. Features within the fort have been interpreted as the foundations of possible granaries, a veranda on the courtyard of the principia of the larger fort, possible building lines and a well or kiln.

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