Wroxeter Roman City (Viroconium) :: Shared Description

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).
by David Dixon
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SJ5608 : Wroxeter Roman City, Site of the Bath House by David Dixon
SJ5608 : Wroxeter Roman City, The "Old Work" by David Dixon
SJ5608 : The Site of the Roman Town of Wroxeter (Viroconium) by David Dixon
SJ5608 : Reconstruction of a Roman Town House at Wroxeter (Viroconium) by David Dixon
SJ5608 : Wroxeter Roman City by David Dixon


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Created: Tue, 11 Jun 2019, Updated: Tue, 11 Jun 2019

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