Lancashire Past

Lancashire History Website and Blog


Lancashire Roman Forts

Ribchester Roman Fort A Lancashire Roman site of huge strategic importance

Ribchester Roman Museum Lancashire’s only purpose built Roman museum

Ribchester Roman Granaries Rare surviving structures from the Roman fort

Kirkham’s Lost Roman Fort   All traces may now be gone, but there’s still a lot of history been found about this important Lancashire fort and we’ve pinpointed exactly where it was

Lancaster’s Lost Roman Fort  A history of the fort and a walk around where it once stood

Manchester Roman Fort and Vicus  Impressive reconstructions and archaeology on show in Castlefield

Melandra Castle, Roman Fort, Glossop  Lying just a few miles outside our region, a Roman fort that still shows its extensive earthworks


Lancashire Roman Bath Houses

Lancaster Roman Bath House and Wery Wall The mysterious ‘wall’ explained…

Wigan’s Roman Hypocaust Underground bath house heating system, near Debenhams

Ribchester Roman Bath House Lancashire’s best preserved bath house


Other Roman Military Sites in Lancashire

Walton-le-Dale’s Lost Roman Military Site, near Preston  A Rare Roman supply depot

Mellor Moor Roman Signal Station, Blackburn A good site is always reused…

Lund Roman altar, Clifton near Preston  A Roman altar from a shrine now used to baptise Christians


Roman Miscellanea

Garstang Roman Milestone Standing opposite the Garstang Tollhouse, re-used as a gate pier



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