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Kirkham’s Lost Roman Fort

Kirkham Roman Fort stood on top of Carr Hill, just a little way from Kirkham’s town centre today. It was the final one in a succession of Roman structures built there. Before its construction the site was used three times … Continue reading

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Melandra Castle, Roman Fort, Glossop

About a mile and a half from Glossop, on a piece of high ground overlooking the River Etherow, are the earthwork remains of Melandra Castle. This was an auxiliary Roman fort. It’s now a scheduled ancient monument owned by the local … Continue reading

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Ribchester’s Roman Bath House

The Roman bath house at Ribchester was built around 100 AD. Today, there are quite substantial remains of the foundations, allowing you to walk around and view its different rooms and features. It is of the simple ‘row-type bath suite’, … Continue reading

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Lancaster Roman Baths and Wery Wall

Tucked away, in the corner of Vicarage Fields just behind Lancaster Priory are the remains of a Roman bath house, along with the enigmatic ‘Wery Wall’. The site has seen not one but three or four  Roman forts (depending on how the phases … Continue reading

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Wigan’s Roman Bath House Hypocaust

While walking through Wigan town centre, coming across the underground heating system for a Roman bath house may not be one of the things you expect to see. Beside the Grand Arcade Shopping Centre, on the Millgate street side is a … Continue reading

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