Birdoswald, Cumbria, England

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Roman fort on Hadrian's Wall overlooking the Irthing gorge to guard the bridge over the River Irthing at Willowford. Initially designed for cavalry, the fort was garrisoned by an infantry cohort of 800 men in the 2nd century ad.


T. Wilmott, 2001, Birdoswald Roman fort: 1800 years on Hadrian's Wall. Stroud: Tempus

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