TG1841 : Roman Camp

taken 2 years ago, near to West Runton, Norfolk, Great Britain

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Roman Camp
Roman Camp
Roman Camp, Beacon Hill

On the summit of Beacon Hill there is an earthwork enclosure. This area is known as Roman camp, a name which it is believed was coined around the turn of the 19th century by local horse drawn cab drivers. Despite its name there is no evidence of any Roman occupation on this site. The earthworks, or enclosure, was once a coastal signal station and probably of earlier beacons(s) although the exact location of this beacon(s) is not known. There have been several archeological excavations in this area but none of these have specifically investigated the earthworks at Beacon Hill. Beacon Hill is the Highest point in Norfolk (103 metres).

Beacon Hill

Beacon Hill is the highest point in Norfolk. The hill is located 0.75 miles south of the village of West Runton on the North Norfolk coast. At its summit the hill is 103 metres above sea level. The hill is also known as Roman Camp. The summit and surrounding woodlands are now in the care of the National Trust.
Beacon Hill is a part of the Cromer Ridge which is a ridge of old glacial moraines (terminal moraine) that stands next to the coast above Cromer. The Cromer Ridge was the front line of the ice sheet for some time at the last glaciations, which is shown by the large size of the feature. All the material that was dredged up from the North Sea was deposited by the glaciers to form Beacon Hill and the rest of the ridge.

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Date Taken
Wednesday, 1 January, 2020   (more nearby)
Thursday, 24 June, 2021
Geographical Context
Historic sites and artefacts 
Subject Location
OSGB36: geotagged! TG 1826 4143 [10m precision]
WGS84: 52:55.5538N 1:14.7378E
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OSGB36: geotagged! TG 1827 4139
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