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placename:- Gabrosentum
locality:- Moresby
parish Parton parish, once in Cumberland
county:- Cumbria
roman fort
coordinates:- NX98252001
10Km square:- NX92

1Km square NX9820

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 181:-
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Mr. Ward places MORBIUM at Templeburgh on the Don in Yorkshire, and ARBEIA at Moresby, where, in the Crofts, a field between the town and Barton, they continually plough up stones and cement, which have all the usual appearance of being Roman, though it seemed rather the site of the town than the station. Something like two sides of a fort appeared near the church: the rest may have been washed away by the sea. The three inscriptions given by Mr. Camden are not now to be found; but there is another and a relief at a style in a field called Ingclose, a little east of Moresby hall. Mr. Camden had placed Arbeia at Iresby, but there are no remains, nor at Harbybrow or brough two or three miles off. Horsley gives this inscription, Cumb. LXXV.
Diis Manibus Smerius Tomacius miles cohortis primae Thracum qui stipendiorum decem vixit annos triginta quinque. Also a half figure in relief holding a scroll, Cumb. LXXVI.

placename:- Arbeia
person:- : Ward, Mr
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 169:-
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... Here is Moresby, a little village, where, from these fortifications, we may conclude was a station for ships. Here are many traces of antiquity in the vaults and foundations, many caverns called Picts holes, many fragments of inscriptions are here dug up, one of which has the name of LVCIVS SEVERINVS ORDINATVS; another COH. VIII. I saw there this altar, lately dug up, with a small horned statue of Silvanus:
The following fragment was copied and transmitted to me by J. Fletcher lord of the place:
Page 170:-
But none has yet been found that determine it to have been MORBIUM, where the Equites Cataphractarii were stationed, which the name in some sort insinuates. ...

other name:- Morbium
person:- : Fletcher, J
date:- 1789
period:- 18th century, late; 1780s

text:- Rivet and Smith 1979

Cohors II Thracum was stationed here in the 3rd century.

placename:- Gabrosentum
other name:- Gabrocentio
other name:- Gabrosenti
other name:- Gubrosenti
person:- unit : Cohors II Thracum

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