NGRef: SS7849
OSMap: LR180
Type: Fortlet

Roads
None identified

There is evidence of a small Roman fortlet or lookout post situated at Old Burrow, Countisbury, close to the Devon/Somerset border. This fortlet and others located further west along the coast at Martinhoe in Devon, and at Morwenstow and St. Gennys in Cornwall, are all thought to belong to the early invasion period prior to the Roman conquest of Wales, and were evidently built to keep a close watch on coastal traffic in the Bristol Channel.

See: Roman Britain and the Roman Navy by David J.F. Mason (Tempus, Stroud, 2003) fig.30 and accompanying text.