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A quick survey carried out over two days of the standing remains of Portus Lemanis, a late Roman fort of the Saxon Shore fort system, Lympne, Kent. We were using a Faro Focus laser scanner to record a 3D point cloud of the walls.

The hillside upon which the fort was built is mostly clay, and over the centuries the fort has been slowly falling and rolling down the slope, as can be seen in the images. The ruins are on private land and cannot be visited by the public.

Enjoy this rare glimpse of this important Roman monument.

Gallery of 28 photos below…

More info here


  • Cunliffe, B, Reece, R, Henig, M, Chadwick Hawkes, S, Care, V and Young, C J (1980) ‘Excavations at the Roman Fort at Lympne, Kent 1976-78’, Britannia, Vol. 11, 227-288.
  • Hutchinson, J N, Poole, C, Lambert, N and Bromhead, E N (1985) ‘Combined Archaeological and Geotechnical Investigations of the Roman Fort at Lympne, Kent’, Britannia , Vol. 16, 209-236.

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