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LEGIONARY FORTRESS

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A large, fortified permanent military base built to house a Roman legion, generally defended by at least one rampart and ditch.

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Term Note
ROMAN FORT A fortified permanent military base defended by at least one rampart and ditch, generally built for a single regiment of 500 or 1000 men, and containing accommodation for troops and officers, together with stores and ancillary buildings.
SIGNAL PLATFORM A turf platform attached to a Roman military installation, and thought to be a beacon stance.
SIGNAL STATION A turf and stone platform attached to a FRONTIER DEFENCE, and thought to be a beacon stance.
TEMPORARY CAMP A fortified overnight camp enclosed within a shallow ditch, bank and palisade, constructed by Roman troops on campaigns or manoeuvres.
TEMPORARY COMPOUND A compound containing one or more buildings, attached to a Roman military installation and enclosed within a bank and ditch, which was used either intermittently or for a short period only.

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