Roman fort near Manchester, on the road from Deva to Eboracum, first occupied in the Flavian period (AD 69-96), probably under Cn. Iulius [II 3] Agricola. Renovated in the early 2nd cent. . An inscription on a Severan building suggests a further extension in the 3rd cent. [2. 581]. In the 4th cent., M. gained considerable strategic importance, before being abandoned after AD 370. A large vicus surrounded the fort.
1 G. D. B. Jones, S. Grealey, Roman Manchester, 1974
2 R. G. Collingwood, R. P. Wight, The Roman Inscriptions of Brita…