The Info List - Bremetennacum

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Bremetennacum, or Bremetennacum
Veteranorum,[1] was a Roman fort on the site of the present day village of Ribchester
in Lancashire, England (grid reference SD650350). (Variant names include Bremetonnacum, Bremetenracum or Bresnetenacum). The site is a Scheduled Ancient Monument.[2] The site guarded a crossing-point of the River Ribble. The first known Roman activity was the building of a timber fort, believed to have been constructed during the campaigns of Petillius Cerialis around AD 72/3. This was replaced by a stone fort in the 2nd century.[3] For most of its existence the fort was garrisoned by Sarmatian auxiliaries, first stationed in Britain by Marcus Aurelius
Marcus Aurelius
in 175. Prior to that it is suggested that the fort was garrisoned by the Ala II Asturum from Spain, but there is some uncertainty about this. Pottery evidence indicates that the fort was occupied for most of the 4th century until the end of the Roman period.

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A recreation of Templeborough
Roman Fort in Yorkshire. It was rebuilt in stone in the 2nd century and covered an area of 2.2 hectares (5.5 acres),[4] similar to Bremetennacum

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^ Esmonde Cleary, A.; DARMC, R. Talbert; S. Vanderbilt, R. Warner; S. Gillies, T. Elliott. "Places: 79352 ( Bremetennacum
Veteranorum)". Pleiades. Retrieved 28 February 2013.  ^ Historic England. " Bremetennacum
Veteranorum (43639)". PastScape. Retrieved 11 March 2008.  ^ Shotter, D. (2004). Romans and Britons in north-west England. Lancaster: University of Lancaster.  ^ Historic England. " Templeborough
Roman Fort (316617)". PastScape. Retrieved 26 February 2016. 

Buxton, K. and Howard-Davis, C. (2000) Bremetenacum: excavations at Roman Ribchester
1980, 1989-1990, Lancaster imprints, no. 9, Lancaster University Archaeological Unit, ISBN 1-86220-083-1 Haverfield, F. (1915) Roman Britain
Roman Britain
in 1914, British Academy supplemental papers III, Oxford University Press, (Online Text, Project Gutenburg) Smith, T. C. and Shortt, J (1890) The history of the parish of Ribchester, in the county of Lancaster, London: Bemrose & sons, 283p Edwards, B.J.N. (2000) The Romans in Ribchester, Discovery and Excavation, Centre for North-West Regional Studies, University of Lancaster, ISBN 1-86220-085-8 Shotter, David (1997) "Romans and Britons in North-West England", Centre for North-West Regional Studies, University of Lancaster, ISBN 1-86220-029-7

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Tablets mentioning Ribchester
Tablets Online Ribchester
Museum Bremetenacum Veteranorum, Roman Britain

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The Ribchester
Cavalry Helmet The Ribchester

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Buildings and structures in the Borough of Ribble Valley

Grade I

Browsholme Hall Clitheroe Castle Gisburne Park Hacking Hall Sawley Abbey Stonyhurst College Whalley Abbey

Places of worship

Bolton-by-Bowland: Sts Peter & Paul Great Mitton: All Hallows Langho: Old St Leonard Slaidburn: St Andrew Stydd: St Saviour Ribchester: St Wilfrid Whalley: St Mary and All Saints

Grade II*

Downham Hall Read Hall and Park

Places of worship

Chipping: St Bartholomew Clitheroe: St Mary Magdalene Downham: St Leonard Waddington: St Helen

Grade II

Alston Hall Clitheroe Castle
Clitheroe Castle
Museum Clitheroe Library Huntroyde Hall King's House Kirk Mill Martholme Viaduct St Michael's Primary School Waddow Hall

Places of worship

Balderstone: St Leonard Chatburn: Christ Grindleton: St Ambrose Longridge: St Paul Mellor: St Mary


Bremetennacum Northcote Samlesbury Aerodrome Stonyhurst Observatory Swan Court Shopping Arcade The Old Zoo

Places of worship

Clitheroe: Sts Michael & John Langho: New St Leonard


Mills in Clitheroe Listed in Aighton, Bailey & Chaigley Balderstone Bashall Eaves Billington & Langho Bolton-by-Bowland Bowland-with-Leagram Bowland Forest High Bowland Forest Low Chatburn Chipping Clayton-le-Dale Clitheroe Downham Dutton Easington Gisburn Gisburn Forest Great Mitton Grindleton Horton Hothersall Little Mitton Longridge Mearley Mellor Middop Newsholme Newton Osbaldeston Paythorne Pendleton Read Ribchester Rimington Sabden Salesbury Sawley Simonstone Slaidburn Thornley-with-Wheatley Twiston Waddington West Bradford Whalley Wiswell Worston

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Roman visitor sites in the UK


Bignor Brading Chedworth Crofton Dover Painted House Fishbourne Great Witcombe Littlecote Lullingstone Newport Piddington Rockbourne Sparsholt Wroxeter

Forts & military

Arbeia Binchester Birdoswald Burgh Castle Caerleon Chesters Derventio Dover Castle Eboracum Housesteads Lunt Carvoran Roman Army Museum Pevensey Castle Portchester Castle Ribchester Richborough Segedunum Venta Icenorum Vindolanda


Aldborough Roman Site Colchester Corbridge Silchester Venta Icenorum St Albans Wroxeter


Canterbury Roman Museum Carvoran Roman Army Museum Colchester Castle
Colchester Castle
Museum Corinium Museum Jewry Wall
Jewry Wall
Museum Ribchester Senhouse Roman Museum Trimontium Trust (Melrose) Verulamium

Other sites

Bath Roman Baths Caerleon Roman Baths Jewry Wall, Leicester Welwyn Roman Bath