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Name:Burwen Castle Roman fort
NY SMR Number:MNY13493
Type of record:Monument
Last edited:Mar 29 2018 8:10AM

Protected Status

  • Scheduled Monument () 24534/01: Burwen Castle Roman forts
Grid Reference:SD 924 494
Parish:Elslack [5025]; Craven

Monument Type(s):

  • FORT (Roman - 43 AD? to 409 AD?)

Other References/Statuses

  • AMIE Reference / HOB UID: 46272 BURWEN CASTLE
  • National Monuments Record: SD94NW2

Full description

The site of Roman forts at Elslack, interpreted most recently as Rigodounon, and also as Olenacum. The site comprises the earthwork remains of two Roman forts, one within the other. The earlier square one, which is dated to AD 70-80, is within the later oblong fort which is dated to circa AD 210 (3).

<1> Yorkshire Archaeological Society Roman Antiquities Section, 1984, The Roman Forts at Elsack (Leaflet). SNY9186.

<2> Ordnance Survey, Various, Ordnance Survey Record Card, SD94NW002 (Card Index). SNY1.

<3> English Heritage, Various, National Monuments Record / National Record of the Historic Environment (Dataset). SNY8716.


Sources and further reading

<1>SNY9186 - Leaflet: Yorkshire Archaeological Society Roman Antiquities Section. 1984. The Roman Forts at Elsack. Wilson, P (ED).
<2>SNY1 - Card Index: Ordnance Survey. Various. Ordnance Survey Record Card. Various authors. SD94NW002.
<3>SNY8716 - Dataset: English Heritage. Various. National Monuments Record / National Record of the Historic Environment.

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