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CAISTER ROMAN FORT, NR30 5JP

GETTING THERE

Postcode: Norwich Road, NR30 5JP

Lat/Long:  52.649575N 1.719786E

Notes:  Quite limited signage and the fort is hidden with a residential area. Using Lat/Long is recommended onto Norwich Road. A small lay-by provides sufficient parking for a few cars.

WHAT IS THERE TO SEE?

Limited remains of a partially excavated Roman Fort. The foundations of several structures are visible but the vast bulk of the fortification is buried under modern Caister-on-Sea..

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Castle is owned and managed by English Heritage.

ADDITIONAL NOTES

1. The Notitia Dignitatum lists nine forts under the command of the Count of the Saxon Shore. Three of the forts were constructed early in the third century AD - Brancaster, Caister and Reculver - and confirmed to traditional Roman military design, i.e. based on a 'playing card' shape. The reminder were constructed in the latter part of the third century and were defined by thicker/taller walls, semi-circular bastions and irregular layouts. The forts of the latter group were: Bradwell, Burgh, Dover, Lympne, Pevensey, Portchester and Richborough.