Type: Fort, Signal-station
|Iter II: NNW (5) to Lvgvvalivm (Carlisle, Cumbria)
Iter II: SSE (8) to Voreda (Old Penrith, Cumbria)
The rounded eastern corner-angle, an attached length of about 300 ft. of the north-east side and a shorter length of the south-east side were discovered from the air by Prof. J.K. St. Joseph in the late-1940's. The fort platform is easily seen from ground-level.
Two republican denarii have been found on the site of the fort; an issue of 81BC, and a late-second century BC Roma/Quadriga type. These coins were withdrawn from circulation by Trajan c.107AD (vide Cassius Dio, LXVIII.xv.3), although in Britain they may have continued in use until the reign of Hadrian.
This site was discovered by Prof. St. Joseph at the same time as the nearby fort and investigated on the ground by R.L. Bellhouse. The double-ditched camp measured about 62 by 55 feet (c. 19 x 17 m) within the defences, enclosing an area of less than one-tenth of an acre (0.03 Ha). The meagre pottery evidence, like that at the nearby station on Barrock Fell, points to an occupation around the late-4th century.
|Wreay, Park House Farm||NY4449||Fort|
|Wreay Hall||NY4448||Signal Station|
|Barrock Fell||NY4646||Signal Station|
|Scalesceugh||NY4449||Milestone and Potteries|
There are no Latin inscriptions on stone recorded in Volume I of the R.I.B., but a couple of Roman milestones or honorific pillars have been unearthed nearby along the Carlisle - York road. One from Low Hesket, about 9 miles south-east of Carlisle (RIB 2288; vide infra), and another at Scalesceugh, only 5 miles south-east of Carlisle (RIB 2289; milestone; dated: 238-244AD).
|IMP C FL VAL CONSTANTINO P F INV AVG|
"Imperator Caesar Flavius Valerius Constantinus Pius Felix Invictus Augustus¹"
(RIB 2288; milestone; dated: 307-337AD)