Roman Fort Castleshaw Saddleworth

The fort was constructed in c. AD 79, but fell out of use at some time during the 90s. It was replaced by a smaller fortlet, built in c. 105, around which a civilian settlement grew. It may have served as a logistical and administrative centre, although it was abandoned in the 120s.
The site has been the subject of antiquarian and archaeological investigation since the 18th century, but the civilian settlement lay undiscovered until the 1990s. The fort, fortlet, and civilian settlement are all protected as a Scheduled Ancient Monument, [2] recognizing its importance as a "nationally important" archaeological site or historic building, and protecting it against unauthorised change. [3]
Robert has painted two people in contemplative mood who have made the climb on a hot day in summer

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