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Click on the map markers to find out more about what the Romans did around Castor.  If you look carefully on the satellite image you can see the marks left behind in the ground by Ermine Street and the Roman buildings and people.

 

 
1. Roman Rule
The Praetorium The foundation stones of the Roman Praetorium can be seen coming out of the wall along Stocks Hill.
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8. Durobrivae
This is the site of the Roman town of Durobrivae Perimeter: 1.07 miles Area: 1,998,480 sq feet
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7. Bridge Crossing
Ermine Street crosses the River Nene at this point. In Roman times a wooden bridge with stone buttresses was here.
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6. Water Newton Villa
Edmund Artis discovered and drew this villa. The famous Water Newton silver was found around here.
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5. Ermine Street
The rise of Ermine Street can be seen as you walk across the field.
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4. A Roman Burial
A wealthy Roman woman's coffin was discovered under the field.
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3. Normangate Field - Castor Romans Industry
Under Normangate Field lies the biggest Roman industrial estate discovered in Britain
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2. Roman Bath House
A Roman Bath House lies under Castor Primary School's field. Artis excavated the site and drew the image below.
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