Type: Roman Burg
|Iter VI/Watling Street: NNW (11) to Tripontivm
ESE (9) to Dvston
Watling Street: SSE (11) to Lactodvrvm (Towcester, Northamptonshire)
Material representing the remains of the Roman settlement of Bannaventa has been recovered from a strip around two-hundred metres wide on either side of a two kilometer length of Watling Street, in agricultural land to the north west of the village of Norton, at Whilton Lodge in Northamptonshire.
The settlements defenses were in the form of a trapezium, not aligned with Watling Street, and the enclosure was deeper on the east side of the street than it was on the west. The four sides of the enclosure were 190m, 200m, 250m and 250m, measured clockwise from north, and enclosed an area of c.5.5 hectares.
The defences were built in two - possibly three - phases;
Occupation of the site, which may have begun before the Roman conquest, continued into the fourth century.