Castleford

City of the Legion
Latin: Lagentium

The area now known as Castleford in West Yorkshire, England, was part of the historical landscape of Roman Britain transitioning into early Anglo-Saxon England. This era saw significant changes in political, social, and cultural dynamics, as well as the end of Roman rule and the beginnings of the Anglo-Saxon settlement.

Castleford is often referred to as the City of the Legion, due to its historical association with the Roman military presence during the Roman occupation of Britain. The name City of the Legion is a reference to the Roman fort and settlement that existed in the area.

The Roman settlement was known as Lagentium and was an important Roman outpost situated on the Roman road connecting York (Eboracum) and Chester (Deva), and it served as a strategic location for the Roman military to control and maintain order in the region.


See also
The Roman Empire | The Legend of King Arthur