Reculver Towers

Reculver is the site of a Roman fort, nearly all of which has been lost to the sea. All that remains now is the southernmost wall foundation. Investigations in the 50's suggest the fort was built in about 210AD and was about 600 feet long. When it was built, the north coast was about a mile away, so to find the towers and fort now precariously balanced on the cliff edge gives a stark indication of how much our coastline has changed. The grounds are now in the care of English Heritage.

Ref: Reculver Towers

Date: 19/05/2007

Location: Reculver, Kent

Photographer: Martin Skidmore

Reculver Towers
Reculver Towers

Reculver is the site of a Roman fort, nearly all of which has been lost to the sea. All that remains now is the southernmost wall foundation. Investigations in the 50's suggest the fort was built in about 210AD and was about 600 feet long. When it was built, the north coast was about a mile away, so to find the towers and fort now precariously balanced on the cliff edge gives a stark indication of how much our coastline has changed. The grounds are now in the care of English Heritage.

Ref: Reculver Towers

Date: 19/05/2007

Location: Reculver, Kent

Photographer: Martin Skidmore