Sunday, 5 December 2010

The Fortress Falls: The Remains of Burgh Castle

The remains of Burgh Castle, taken a few weeks ago on a blisteringly cold Sunday morning. Thought to have been built in either the third or fourth century, this Roman fort overlooks the expanses of Breydon Water. Burgh Castle has been suggested as being the military fort Gariannonum (although eveidence also points towards the fort at Caister-on-Sea being this site) and / or Cnobheresburg, the first Irish monastery in Southern England, founded in the seventh century by Saint Fursey. Both claims are open to dispute.

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