Longovicium Roman Fort

Longovicium Roman fort near Lanchester, County Durham © Metaforz Photography 2013The Roman fort of Longovicium was built around 140 AD and abandoned sometime in the 5th century. It stands on the Roman supply road of Dere Street that ran from York to the Firth of Forth. The remains of the fort, of which only the rubble core of the south-west corner is visible, can be seen alongside the B6296 near Lanchester in County Durham (NZ 158469).

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