Reculver (Regulbium) Fort – Quick Facts
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- Site of a small camp after the Roman invasion of AD 43.
- Evidence of settlements to the north and west of the fort dating from the second and third centuries.
- Fort dates to the early third century AD, earlier than most Saxon Shore forts, it had a similar design and date as the fort at Brancaster in Norfolk overlooking the Wash.
- Continued as a fortification until the late forth century.
- Cohors 1 Baestasiorum were stationed here and possibly built the fort.
- Early medieval church was built here in AD 669, using a lot of the Roman fort bricks and stones.
- Some low sections of wall.
- Large shell of medieval church with high towers.