A General View


General View of a Saxon Shore Fort

Here s a nice view of a Saxon Shore Fort. Where does the name come from: Saxon Shore. It comes from a book called the Notes on Dignitaries or Notable Dignitaries. This book lists the names of important Roman Officials, army units, places where they served and from the notation of places we find the term Saxon Shore. 

The Saxon Shore was along both the coasts of England and Northern France. Here the Romans bult permanant forts and communication towers.  The forts protected the interior from both invasions and revolutions from within the Empire.

The Saxon Shore’s name might mean the area where Saxons from Germany might land and invade England. It might also have refered to where Saxon people settled.