Images of the Saxon Shore

This page provides a link to photographs of the Saxon Shore forts which are being made available under a Creative Commons Attribution-Noncommercial-Share alike license which means that they can be freely used for non-profit-making purposes. They constitute an informal attempt to record the monument with no pretence at artistic achievement, merely documentation of what can be seen today.

Some of the sites are well known, others almost universally ignored. Some are photogenic, others not. See the photos, but let them inspire you then to visit the sites and experience them for yourself. Whether you wish to witness changing coastal environments, varied wildlife, or a vital Roman frontier, there is something here for you. If you are still unsure as to why you should visit the sites, here is what Jessie Mothersole has to say:

It just amounts to this: that everything worth knowing has to be a rediscovery on the part of each one of us, for it is not really ours until it comes to us with all the force of a discovery. Jessie Mothersole, The Saxon Shore, p.176