TQ7814 : Roman Slag Heap, Beauport Park

taken 11 years ago, near to Baldslow, East Sussex, Great Britain

Roman Slag Heap, Beauport Park
Roman Slag Heap, Beauport Park
In 1869 the rector of Hollington discovered a huge pile of slag in this part of the wood with evidence of Roman Pottery and tiles. What he had discovered was one of the largest Roman iron workings in the entire Empire. At one point there was 100,000 tonnes of slag lying in the vicinity but much of this was used by the 19th century version of the Highway Agency to metal the local roads. In the 1970s a retired classics teacher uncovered an excellently preserved bath house to the south of the heaps believed to have the highest walls still standing. Unfortunately, a lack of money and the remains being on private grounds means the site is not accessible to the public.
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Date Taken
Wednesday, 21 February, 2007   (more nearby)
Submitted
Thursday, 22 February, 2007
Category
Historic site > Historic site   (more nearby)
Subject Location
OSGB36: geotagged! TQ 786 144 [100m precision]
WGS84: 50:54.1288N 0:32.3871E
Camera Location
OSGB36: geotagged! TQ 787 144
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West-southwest (about 247 degrees)
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