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ALAVNA

ALTERNATIVE NAME:  ALAUNA, MARYPORT ROMAN FORT
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The earthwork remains of a Roman fort forming part of the 2nd century AD frontier defences along the Cumbrian Solway coast. The fort is situated on a sandstone ridge near the cliff edge, it is 140m square and was defended by 4 ditches on the north side and 3 on the south. The fort has been identified with the known Roman place-name "Alavna" or "Alauna". The vicus associated with the fort has been recorded seperately as record 926084: this settlement has been the subject of geophysical survey that has revealed much of its detail.

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