Aldborough, North Yorkshire

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Not to be confused with Aldbrough St John.
Village Green Aldborough.jpg
Aldborough village green
Aldborough is located in North Yorkshire
 Aldborough shown within North Yorkshire
OS grid reference SE405662
Shire county North Yorkshire
Region Yorkshire and the Humber
Country England
Sovereign state United Kingdom
Police North Yorkshire
Fire North Yorkshire
Ambulance Yorkshire
EU Parliament Yorkshire and the Humber
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Coordinates: 54°05′28″N 1°22′52″W / 54.091°N 1.381°W / 54.091; -1.381

Aldborough is a village in the civil parish of Boroughbridge in the Borough of Harrogate in North Yorkshire, England.

Historically a part of the West Riding of Yorkshire, Aldborough was built on the site of a major Romano-British town, Isurium Brigantum. The Brigantes, the most populous Celtic tribe in the area at the time of the Roman occupation of Britain, used the settlement as a capital. Isurium may also have been the base of the Roman Legio VIIII Hispana.


Main article: Isurium Brigantum

Aldborough was built on the site of a major Roman town, Isurium Brigantum, which marked the crossing of Dere Street, the Roman Road from York north to the Antonine Wall via Corbridge and Hadrian's Wall. Isurium Brigantum, after AD160, was the administrative centre of the Brigantes, the most populous British tribe in the area at the time of the Roman occupation. The Aldborough Roman Site museum, run by English Heritage, contains relics of the Roman town, including mosaic pavements.


Aldborough Parish Church

Aldborough lost much of its importance when the river crossing was moved to Boroughbridge in Norman times. In the Middle Ages it was made a Parliamentary Borough, and returned two Members of Parliament (MPs) until the seat was abolished in the Great Reform Act of 1832.

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