Roman Remains, Horncastle, Lincolnshire

Roman Remains, Horncastle, Lincolnshire

During the 4th century, the occupying Roman army built a fort at Horncastle but the town was not on any important roads, suggesting that the River Bain was the principal route of access.

Roman Horncastle has become known as Banovallum (i.e. "Wall on the River Bain") – this name has been adopted by several local businesses and by the town's secondary modern school although the actual Roman name for the settlement has long been disputed.

The walls of the Roman fort remain in places — one section is on display in the town's library, which was built over the top of the wall.

The Saxons called the town Hyrnecastre, from where its modern name was derived.

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