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LANCHESTER ROMAN FORT

ALTERNATIVE NAME:  LONGOVICIVM, LONGOVICIUM
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The site of a Roman fort initially constructed in the Hadrianic period (AD 117-138), and possibly destroyed in the late 2nd century. It was reconstructed in the reign of Gordian (AD 238-284) and was probably in use until the late 4th century. The site of the vicus was excavated in 1975 when a large building was found in association with pottery dating from the 2nd century to the 4th century.

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