Lunt Roman Fort in Coventry
The Lunt Roman Fort in Baginton is a significant archaeological site which has been partially reconstructed. Nothing is known of the fort from the historical record but the archaeological excavation undertaken during the 1960s has revealed an intriguing site. This excavation revealed that the site had occupied during four distinct phases first by a legion, then by a cohort which adapted the site by reducing the size of the fort and demolishing a number of buildings to construct a Gyrus. The second phase fort was occupied for about twenty years until the fort was decommissioned. Over a century later it was recommissioned as a temporary fortification. Following the excavation of the site some of the structures were reconstructed by the Royal Engineers and the site opened to the public.
There is a large steep bank just beyond the Northern boundary of the fort, which descends to theRiver Sowe. From the fort at the top of the bank there are good views of the landscape north for two or three miles and buildings of Coventry city centre can be seen about four miles away.
The Lunt Roman Fort was a Roman fort, of unknown name, in the Roman province of Britannia. It is located just outside the city boundaries of Coventry, in the village of Baginton, in the English county of Warwickshire, where it has been fully excavated and partially reconstructed. Archaeological excavations revealed three distinct periods of occupation.