Drumburgh

DRUMBURGH, a township, in the parish of Bowness, union of Wigton, Cumberland ward, and E. division of the county of Cumberland, 9ΒΌ miles (W. by N.) from Carlisle; containing 470 inhabitants. This was the Roman station Gabrosentum, garrisoned by the Cohors Secunda Thracum: the ramparts are still very high, and the deep ditch incloses an area about 110 yards square, which has been converted into a garden to Drumburgh Castle, built out of the ruins of the fort, and with part of the remains of Adrian's wall. Two draw-wells, cased with fine ashlar work, were discovered about 1780. Here was formerly a chapel.

Transcribed from A Topographical Dictionary of England, by Samuel Lewis, 7th edition, published in 1848.

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