SP3475 : Roman fort at The Lunt, Baginton

taken 10 years ago, near to Baginton, Warwickshire, Great Britain

Roman fort at The Lunt, Baginton
Roman fort at The Lunt, Baginton
Looking towards the reconstructions of the wooden gyrus and ramparts. The earthworks and buried remains are scheduled as a national monument (no. 30057).

Initial construction of the fort is estimated to have been AD60-64 and three main phases of development have been identified by archaeologists.

The earliest fort was defended by a bank and ditch to the north and west with evidence for defences found to the south and east. Remains of timber buildings for barracks, store houses and officers quarters on raised wooden floors have been found, together with evidence of rubbish and latrine pits, wells, bread ovens in the ramparts and various pottery, coin and metalware finds.

The fort was later built on a different alignment and a circular 30m diameter enclosure added, which is believed to be the gyrus (horse schooling ring). This, and other evidence of stables and horse fittings lead archaeologists to the belief that the fort may have had a large cavalry contingent.

In the 3rd phase, the southern boundary was moved north, reducing the fort area.
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Date Taken
Friday, 29 June, 2007   (more nearby)
Submitted
Saturday, 30 June, 2007
Geographical Context
Suburb, Urban fringe  Historic sites and artefacts 
Category
Scheduled Monument   (more nearby)
Subject Location
OSGB36: geotagged! SP 343 751 [100m precision]
WGS84: 52:22.3885N 1:29.7859W
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OSGB36: geotagged! SP 343 750
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