Burgh Castle: the leaning walls

Burgh Castle

The Roman fort at Burgh Castle © David Gill

Concern was raised earlier this month that the excessive rainfall over the winter months had destabilised the impressive Roman walls at Burgh Castle (press report). It now appears that the walls are stable although some sections appear to be leaning in a quite dramatic way.

Burgh Castle is one of a series of major Roman forts of the “Saxon Shore” that can be found from Brancaster in north Norfolk to Portchester in Hampshire. The fort at Walton Castle near Felixstowe has now disappeared into the sea.

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