Saints and Stones: Richborough Roman Fort (RutupiŠ)
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Richborough Roman Fort is perhaps the most symbolically important of all Roman sites in Britain, witnessing both the beginning and almost the end of Roman rule.

RutupiŠ was the Roman name for Richborough, which was founded after the Romans landed in England in 43 A.D. Earth fortifications were first dug on the site in the 1st Century, probably as a storage depot and bridgehead for the Roman army. This transformed into a civilian and commercial town, which was later replaced by a Saxon Shore Fort around the year 277 A.D. During the decline of the Roman Empire, Richborough was eventually abandoned by the Romans and after this, the site was occupied by a Saxon religious settlement.

About Richborough Roman Fort

English Heritage: Richborough Roman Fort
Pastscape: Richborough Roman Fort
Wikipedia: RutupiŠ (Richborough)
Wikipedia: Roman Britain

Journey to Richborough Roman Fort

Richborough Roman Fort is located near the village of near Sandwich in Kent in southeast England.

Ordnance Survey Map (TR324601)

Visitors Information

Visitors information for Richborough Roman Fort may be found at the English Heritage website. For general tourism information on the Thanet area, visit the Visit Thanet website. For general tourism information for Kent, visit the Visit Kent website.

Additional Photos of Richborough Roman Fort

English Heritage Sign for Richborough Roman Fort
Richborough Roman Fort
Richborough Roman Fort
Richborough Roman Fort (with Nuclear Power Plant Towers in the Distance)


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