ST8887 : Roman settlement site, Fosse Way

taken 2 months ago, near to Easton Grey, Wiltshire, Great Britain

Roman settlement site, Fosse Way
Roman settlement site, Fosse Way
This is the site of a small Roman town that straddled the River Avon (Sherston branch). The Fosse Way was a major road across Roman Britain, and settlements were established along its route. Here at Easton Grey there is evidence that a small Roman town was established on this important river crossing, and possibly had ramparts, four gates, and small buildings. The Roman settlement survives as a complex of buried features such as building foundations, streets, rubbish pits and ditches. Roman finds in the area such as ceramics, roof tiles, coins and sculpture fragments, indicate that the site was occupied between the first and fourth centuries AD. The most recent excavations close to the river revealed substantial and well-built stone structures. It has been suggested that the settlement may have had a military origin, perhaps as a fort protecting the communications and supply route along the Fosse Way. It is now a scheduled monument. LinkExternal link
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Date Taken
Saturday, 12 September, 2020   (more nearby)
Tuesday, 15 September, 2020
Geographical Context
Historic sites and artefacts 
Road (from Tags)
Fosse Way 
Place (from Tags)
Fosse Way 
Route (from Tags)
Fosse Way 
Period (from Tags)
Former (from Tags)
Roman Road 
Subject Location
OSGB36: geotagged! ST 8892 8707 [10m precision]
WGS84: 51:34.9427N 2:9.6782W
Camera Location
OSGB36: geotagged! ST 8899 8711
View Direction
West-southwest (about 247 degrees)
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Fosse Way  The Fosse Way  Roman  Roman Road  Roman Fort  Roman Town  Roman Archeological Site  Roman Site 

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