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SCARBOROUGH ROMAN SIGNAL STATION

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A Roman signal station, built in circa 370 AD and used till the early fifth century. It comprises a ditch, an inner wall with bastions, and a signal tower. The tower was 15 metres square at the foundations above which were four surviving courses, stepped back. Seven bases for wooden posts supporting floor beams were also discovered. The foundations suggested a tower nearly 30 metres high It was one of a chain along the East coast between the Tees and Flamborough head set up to give warning of hostile approaches. The site has been recreated to reveal the ditch.

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