SJ5608 : Wroxeter Roman City

taken 2 months ago, near to Wroxeter, Shropshire, Great Britain

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Wroxeter Roman City
Wroxeter Roman City
The site of the Roman town of Wroxeter (Viroconium) was strategically located near the end of the primary Watling Street Roman trunk road that ran across England from Dubris (Roman Dover). During the early years the site was a key frontier position lying on the bank of the River Severn whose valley penetrated deep into Wales and also lying on a route to the south leading to the Wye valley and, at its peak, Viroconium is estimated to have been one of the richest and the fourth largest Roman settlement in Britain with a population of more than 15000. Established during the first century, the town remained inhabited until the 7th century.

Discovered in 1859, Wroxeter Roman city was one of the country's first archaeological visitor attractions. The site, which is gradually being excavated, is managed by English Heritage and is designated as a Scheduled Ancient Monument under the Ancient Monuments and Archaeological Areas Act 1979 as a site of national importance (Historic England List Entry Number: 1003705 LinkExternal link ). It is managed by English Heritage and is open to the public LinkExternal link . The site is exceptionally well preserved, its relatively remote location has meant that there has been little disturbance of the archaeological remains of the Roman town by later occupation.

For a more detailed history of Wroxeter Roman City, see LinkExternal link (English Heritage).

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Date Taken
Sunday, 2 June, 2019   (more nearby)
Tuesday, 11 June, 2019
Geographical Context
Historic sites and artefacts  Derelict, Disused 
Camera (from Tags)
Panasonic DC-G9 
Subject Location
OSGB36: geotagged! SJ 565 086 [100m precision]
WGS84: 52:40.4498N 2:38.6243W
Camera Location
OSGB36: geotagged! SJ 565 086
View Direction
EAST (about 90 degrees)
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