Excavation of Fosse Way 400m S of Priory Farm
Partial excavation of the Fosse Way uncovered traces of the early road. It had been damaged by the building of 4th century buildings. Late 1st century pottery and a rubbish pit were also found. The site lies 400m southeast of the Mission Church at Princethorpe.
1 Fosse Way sectioned where it passes the Romano-British settlement. An early road was cut through by a Trajanic rubbish pit. The later Roman road was 45.7m to the W.
2 A second trench dug through the early Fosse Way again showed a 3.66m wide trench-built road badly damaged by later Roman buildings – these were probably of 4th century date. The W side ditch contained late 1st century pottery.
4 Annotated map.
5 References 1 and 2 give grid reference SP4070 but the Annotated Map 4 gives the above grid reference which appears more likely to be correct.