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Upper Town East Gate

Hob Uid: 1406891
Location :
Lincolnshire
Lincoln
Non Civil Parish
Grid Ref : SK9784071910
Summary : Site of Roman East Gate of the legionary fortress, circa 80-410. The north tower of the gate and a fragment of the adjacent city wall survive, and the south tower has been located. The gate had a double carriageway.
More information : The semi-circular projecting North tower of the Roman East Gate was seen in the garden of Eastgate Court in 1945. Excavations 1959-60 revealed the south tower in the NW corner of Tennyson Green. The gate was more than 86 feet wide, probably a double carriageway. (1,2)

Published site (SK97847191, OS 25" 1932) confirmed by JB Whitwell, Keeper of Antiquities, Lincoln Museum. (3)

East Gate: North tower and adjacent city wall in the forecourt of the Lincln Hotel, (formerly Eastgate Hotel). Plans are in place to improve the condition and interpretation of this monument. (4)

Scheduled. (5)

Sources :
Source Number : 1
Source : The journal of Roman studies
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Page(s) : 221
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Vol(s) : 50, 1960
Source Number : 2
Source : The journal of Roman studies
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Page(s) : 170
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Vol(s) : 51, 1961
Source Number : 3
Source : Field Investigators Comments
Source details : F1 FR Harper 18-Apr-1963
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Source Number : 4
Source : Roman Lincoln. Conquest, Colony and Capital
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Page(s) : 147
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Source Number : 5
Source : Scheduled Monument Notification
Source details : Lincolnshire, 1996. 12
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Monument Types:
Monument Period Name : Roman
Display Date : Roman
Monument End Date : 410
Monument Start Date : 80
Monument Type : Town Gate
Evidence : Sub Surface Deposit

Components and Objects:
Related Records from other datasets:
External Cross Reference Source : Scheduled Monument Legacy (County No.)
External Cross Reference Number : LI 165
External Cross Reference Notes :
External Cross Reference Source : Listed Building List Entry Legacy Uid
External Cross Reference Number : 485983
External Cross Reference Notes :
External Cross Reference Source : National Monuments Record Number
External Cross Reference Number : SK 97 SE 204
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Related Warden Records :
Related Activities :
Associated Activities : Primary, EASTGATE, TENNYSON GREEN
Activity type : EXCAVATION
Start Date : 1959-01-01
End Date : 1962-12-31
Associated Activities : Primary, EASTGATE
Activity type : EXCAVATION
Start Date : 1963-01-01
End Date : 1966-12-31
Associated Activities : Primary, EASTGATE HOTEL
Activity type : EXCAVATION
Start Date : 1971-01-01
End Date : 1971-12-31