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This evening, I am posting information on the Roman Fort at Hardknott, Eskdale, Lake District. This was known as Mediobodgdum.

Key facts and information:

  • Established in 2nd century AD ( between 117 and 138) when garrisoned by the Fourth Cohort of Dalmatians from the Balkans.
  • Demilitarised in late 140s then re-garrisoned in 160s. Abandoned in early 3rd century.
  • A Roman Bath House is located nearby.
  • The fort site extends to three acres and includes H.Q. building, temple, commander’s residence, granaries, barracks and parade ground.

Landscape view of Hardknott Fort

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View of Eskdale from Fort

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