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CROCOCALANA (Brough on Fosse) Nottinghamshire, England.

This small settlement on the Fosse Way, mentioned in the Antonine Itinerary (Iter vs and VIII), is 4.8 km N of Newark, and known largely from air photographs. Buildings of timber and of stone lined both sides of the Fosse Way and straggled along several irregular branching lanes. The entire settlement covered ca. 4.8 ha. At an unknown date defenses incorporating two broad ditches were built astride the main road. There has been no excavation, but the discovery of a bronze cheekpiece from a helmet suggests a Roman fort in the vicinity.


VCH Nottinghamshire 2 (1910) 11ff; J. K. St. Joseph in J. S. Wacher, ed., The Civitas Capitals of Roman Britain (1966) 27ff.


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