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placename:- Concavata
site name:- Hadrian's Wall
locality:- Drumburgh Castle
locality:- Drumburgh
parish Bowness parish, once in Cumberland
county:- Cumbria
roman fort
coordinates:- NY264598
10Km square:- NY25

1Km square NY2659

old map:- OS County Series (Cmd 15 10)

County Series maps of Great Britain, scales 6 and 25 inches to 1 mile, published by the Ordnance Survey, Southampton, Hampshire, from about 1863 to 1948.

placename:- Tunnocelum
antiquity
date:- 1890=1899
period:- 19th century, late; 1890s

old text:- Camden 1789 (Gough Additions)

Britannia, or A Chorographical Description of the Flourishing Kingdoms of England, Scotland, and Ireland, by William Camden, 1586, translated from the 1607 Latin edition by Richard Gough, published London, 1789.
Page 187:-
... Mr. Horsley puts GABROSENTUM at Drumburgh, where is a fort about five chains square, the ramparts large, and the ditch very deep. Abundance of stones have been taken out of it, and it is probable the house and garden walls were built of them, ... the inscriptions here are already recited p.186. It belonged in bishop Gibson's time to Mr. Aglionby before-mentioned.

placename:- Gabrosentum
person:- : Aglionby, John
date:- 1789
period:- 18th century, late; 1780s

old text:- Camden 1789 (Gough Additions)

Britannia, or A Chorographical Description of the Flourishing Kingdoms of England, Scotland, and Ireland, by William Camden, 1586, translated from the 1607 Latin edition by Richard Gough, published London, 1789.
Page 229, quoting Mr Horsley:-
...
"At DRUMBRUGH is a fort about five chains square, whose ramparts are large, and the ditch very deep. Out of this fort abundance of stones have been taken. It is very probable, that the house and garden walls have been built with the stones of the wall and station, and that it has the name of castle (as Whitley castle) from the old Roman fort; for the seat is not built in the form of a castle. There seemed to be somewhat like a ditch to the south of the house, which I suspected might have been Hadrian's; but this I dare not depend on. I am much of opinion, that Severus's wall may here too have fallen in with the north side of the station. As for the altars and inscriptions that are here, it is generally said that they were all brought from another place. And it is certain from Camden, that the two curious inscriptions which yet remain at this place, and are legible, did not originally belong to it. Whether any other altars which are here, and whose inscriptions are effaced, may have at first been found here, I can not determine."

placename:- Drumburgh
person:- archaeologist : Horsley, John
date:- 1789
period:- 18th century, late; 1780s

old text:- Camden 1789

Britannia, or A Chorographical Description of the Flourishing Kingdoms of England, Scotland, and Ireland, by William Camden, 1586, translated from the 1607 Latin edition by Richard Gough, published London, 1789.
Page 173:-
...
... Drumbough castle ... antiently a Roman station. Some, contrary to all distance, will have it to have been CASTRA EXPLORATORUM. ...

placename:- Castra Exploratum
date:- 1789
period:- 18th century, late; 1780s

text:- Rivet and Smith 1979

The roman fort at Drumburgh, Cumberland.

placename:- Concavata
other name:- Congavata

old map:- Carlisle Library : ZBC912.8

doubtful
Axelodunum of MacLaughlin / Congavata of Horsley

other name:- Axelodunum
other name:- Congavata

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