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View of fort from vicus

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View of fort from vicus

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The photo looks east along the road through the vicus, the civilian settlement outside the fort. To left and right are the foundations of late Roman stone buildings. These strip buildings, which probably served as shops, dwellings and workshops. Deeply stratified beneath these stone buildings are the waterlogged remains of the earliest forts. The west gate of the fort, one of the two main gates, has a guard chamber on either side. The foundations of the late Roman HQ (praetorium) are exposed in the fort. Beyond is Barcombe Hill, on top of which is a Roman signal tower.

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