AL9 Bleachfield Street

Description of this historic site

The remains of Roman buildings, a road and ditches were found during an excavation on Bleachfield Street, Alcester.

Notes about this historic site

1 An excavation, 6m by 6m in area, in advance of a new house, found Romano British occupation of the C1 to the end of the C2, the earliest phase of which was pre-Flavian, possibly military. Evidence consisted of slight timber structures and one fragment of a large slot. This was sealed by a general layer of later C1/mid C2. There was also a road of mid C2 date, 2.5m wide and running E-W, and a roadside ditch. The latter was retained when the rest of the site was sealed by gravel layers/surfaces. Later Roman occupation was truncated by a C17 ditch running N-S through the middle of the site, and by C17-C20 features and finds.
2 Listed as site no 70.
4 Noted.

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