TG4704 : The Roman fort of Gariannonum - east wall

taken 10 years ago, near to Burgh Castle, Norfolk, Great Britain

The Roman fort of Gariannonum - east wall
The Roman fort of Gariannonum - east wall
The site offers magnificent views across the marshes extending westwards. This view was taken through a gap in the east wall. Originally a Norman earthwork motte and bailey fortress that had been built within the stone walls of the Roman fort of Gariannonum, dated to the late 3rd century. The first recorded motte in England dates from 1051, built by French castle builders for the English king in Hereford; by the death of William the Conqueror in 1087 they were a common feature. At Burgh Castle, the motte with surrounding ditch was raised over the wall at the southwestern corner, and a rampart supporting a timber palisade was constructed on the western side. During the 18th century the motte was levelled and only fragments of the earthworks remain. The site, owned by English Heritage, is freely accessible; it offers magnificent views across the marshes extending westwards.
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Sunday, 17 February, 2008   (more nearby)
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Sunday, 17 February, 2008
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Subject Location
OSGB36: geotagged! TG 470 045 [100m precision]
WGS84: 52:34.9444N 1:38.7073E
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OSGB36: geotagged! TG 475 045
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WEST (about 270 degrees)
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