ST8510 : Roman fortifications, Hod Hill

taken 10 years ago, near to Iwerne Courtney or Shroton, Dorset, Great Britain

Roman fortifications, Hod Hill
Roman fortifications, Hod Hill
Hod Hill was captured in AD 43 by the Roman Second Legion (Augusta), led by Vespasian, who had already captured Maiden Castle and other hill forts to the south. The Romans built a camp in the north-west corner of the original fort, occupied by a mixed force of 720 legionaries and auxiliaries. The fort was used as a base for about 5 or 6 years, but passed out of use by about AD 50, when troops were withdrawn for the campaigns against Caractacus in Wales, and the remaining men were moved to a new fort further west at Waddon Hill.
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Sunday, 2 August, 2009   (more nearby)
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Sunday, 2 August, 2009
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Roman camp   (more nearby)
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OSGB36: geotagged! ST 855 107 [100m precision]
WGS84: 50:53.7520N 2:12.3845W
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OSGB36: geotagged! ST 855 106
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