Britain's Big Fort Build at Park In The Past
We're making history by building the first entire timber auxiliary fort using authentic techniques and materials - the first Roman fort to be built in Britain in almost 2,000 years!
And what's more, it's set in an ecologically-rich rewilded 1st century landscape full of native flora and fauna including keystone species like beavers!
This truly is an astounding experimental archaeology challenge. We are learning so much about the skill and expertise of soldiers who came here from all over the vast Roman Empire during the early Roman occupation of Britannia.
The amazing story so far!
We launched our first crowdfunding campaign in June 2018 raising over £23,000 to build the main gate tower of the Roman fort. It was a fantastic success thanks to the generosity of all our supporters and friends.
Our second crowdfunder campaign in 2021 resulted in raising funds to build the ramparts and defensive ditch. 2022 saw us extend the palisades, add corner towers and erect the framework for the fabrica (construction workshop) and barrack block. In 2023, we completed the fabrica complete with authentic and atmospheric living quarters for 16 auxiliary troops!