NZ9801 : Site of a Roman signal station

taken 4 years ago, near to Ravenscar, North Yorkshire, Great Britain

Site of a Roman signal station
Site of a Roman signal station
Somewhere around this area is said to be the site of a Roman signal station. It was one of a chain of warning beacons that stretched along the Yorkshire coast from the Humber estuary to Teesdale. Probably built in the fourth century at a time when the north of England was being invaded from Scotland by Pictish tribes, and from across the North Sea by Saxons. These beacons could be fired-up at short notice to warn Roman garrisons further along the coast of impending raids by invaders from both land and sea.
Remains of a Roman signal station have also been located further down the coast on the Carr Nase headland, or Filey Brigg.
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NZ9801, 145 images   (more nearby )
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Date Taken
Monday, 7 October, 2013   (more nearby)
Submitted
Monday, 14 October, 2013
Geographical Context
Historic sites and artefacts 
Site (from Tags)
Roman Signal Station 
Subject Location
OSGB36: geotagged! NZ 9805 0193 [10m precision]
WGS84: 54:24.2038N 0:29.4624W
Camera Location
OSGB36: geotagged! NZ 9805 0191
View Direction
North-northwest (about 337 degrees)
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