Richborough–Rutupiae

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References

Site

Blagg, T.F.C. 1989: ‘Richborough’, in Maxfield, V.A. (ed.), The Saxon Shore. A Handbook, Exeter, 140–5

Brown, P.D.C. 1971: ‘The church at Richborough’, Britannia 2, 225–31

Bushe-Fox, J.P. 1926: First Report on the Excavation of the Roman Fort at Richborough, Kent, Reports of the Research Committee of the Society of Antiquaries of London 6, Oxford

Bushe-Fox, J.P. 1928: Second Report on the Excavations of the Roman Fort at Richborough, Kent, Reports of the Research Committee of the Society of Antiquaries of London 7, Oxford

Bushe-Fox, J.P. 1932: Third Report on the Excavations of the Roman Fort at Richborough, Kent, Reports of the Research Committee of the Society of Antiquaries of London 10, Oxford

Bushe-Fox, J.P. 1949: Fourth Report on the Excavations of the Roman Fort at Richborough, Kent, Reports of the Research Committee of the Society of Antiquaries of London 16, Oxford

Cunliffe B.W. 1968: Fifth Report on the Excavations of the Roman Fort at Richborough, Kent, Reports of the Research Committee of the Society of Antiquaries of London 23, Oxford

Harris, S. 2001: Richborough and Reculver, London

Johnson, J.S. 1970: ‘The date of the construction of the Saxon Shore fort at Richborough’, Britannia 1, 240–8

Johnson, J.S. 1979: The Roman Forts of the Saxon Shore, ed. 2, London, 48–51

Johnson, J.S. 1981: ‘The construction of the Saxon Shore fort at Richborough’, in Detsicas, A. (ed.), Collectanea Historica: Essays in Memory of Stuart Rigold, Maidstone, 23–31

Pearson, A. 2002: The Roman Shore Forts. Coastal Defences of Southern Britain, Stroud, 26–8

Philp, B. 1981: ‘Richborough, Reculver and Lympne: a reconsideration of three of Kent’s late-Roman shore-forts’, in Detsicas, A. (ed.), Collectanea Historica: Essays in Memory of Stuart Rigold, Maidstone, 41–9

Roach Smith, C. 1850: The Antiquities of Richborough, Reculver and Lympne in Kent, London

Finds

Cobbett, R.E. 2008: ‘A dice tower from Richborough’, Britannia 39, 219–35

Lyne, M. 1994: ‘Late Roman helmet fragments from Richborough’, Journal of Roman Military Equipment Studies 5, 97–105

Lyne, M. 1999: ‘Fourth century Roman belt fittings from Richborough’, Journal of Roman Military Equipment Studies 10, 103–13

Visiting and browsing

Richborough fort is in the care of English Heritage and the walls of the late fort are well preserved on three sides, but lost on the fourth (eastern) side. The outline of the headquarters building are located around the base of the monumental arch in the centre of the fort. A small site museum is located to the south of the fort.

A series of photographs of the site are available whilst English Heritage's popular web page for the site provides details of opening hours and other useful information for the visitor. This is linked to a web page giving some historical background. There is also an academic page with links to PDFs with recent excavation reports.


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Page last updated 20th November 2013

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