(Aldborough) Yorkshire, England.
The Antonine Itinerary
places it half way
between Eboracum (York) and Cateractonium (Catterick); it also appears in the Ravenna Cosmography. The
Roman town covered 24 ha, one-sixth the size of Roman
There are traces of the town wall N of Aldborough
Hall and a number of buildings on the W side of the
village street (entrance through Museum). The wall is of
friable local red sandstone, with bastions at the corners,
and has in part been built over an earlier ditch. The street
plan is a simple cross, with the forum probably at the
intersection, the present village green. The name is probably derived from Isira, which may have been the original
name of the Ure which runs N of the town. The buildings
in the town are in poor condition. There are some mosaic
pavements, but the best one, showing Romulus and Remus with the she-wolf, is in the Leeds City Museum.
G. F. WILMOT