Tag: history

Blog – Carvoran Roman Fort: Magnis: Magnae Carvetiorum: Banna?

  Carvoran, Northumberland. Scheduled Monument. Monument Listing – 1010991. OSGB – NY 66590 65785. Vindolanda Trust. Roman Army Museum.   Mentioned in both the Ravenna Cosmography and the Notitia Dignitatum, the fort guarded the intersection of the Stanegate and Maiden Way. It is situated… Continue Reading “Blog – Carvoran Roman Fort: Magnis: Magnae Carvetiorum: Banna?”

Dalton Tower; Dalton Castle

    Dalton Castle/Peel Tower is located at Dalton in Furness, Cumbria. It sits in the west side of the town near the entrance to St Mary’s Church. It is a Grade I Listed Building and currently used as a museum. The structure comprises… Continue Reading “Dalton Tower; Dalton Castle”

Grimspound Bronze Age Enclosure

  Grimspound is an amazing Bronze Age settlement located on Dartmoor in Devon. It sits 450 m above sea level and covers an area of around 4 acres (16,000 sq. m). The site includes hut circles (round houses) surrounded by a low stone wall.… Continue Reading “Grimspound Bronze Age Enclosure”

Ludgate – London City Walls

Ludgate was one of the main thoroughfares into London, in fact the main one from the west of the country. In the past it was believed to have been built by the British King Lud, but this is rather controversial, and it is generally… Continue Reading “Ludgate – London City Walls”

South Mimms Castle

Plan of South Mimms Castle

Beaumaris Castle

  Sitting on the banks of the Menai Straits on the Isle of Anglesey, North Wales, this striking remnant of past Medieval times is a UNESCO World Heritage site and Grade I Listed Building. The land required to build the castle was private, but… Continue Reading “Beaumaris Castle”

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