RB Altars, Birch Abbey Field, Alcester

Description of this historic site

A Roman well was found during an excavation. Two alters were found when the interior of the well was excavated. Medieval pottery was also found in the well. The site was situated to the north of Chantry Crescent, Alcester.

Notes about this historic site

1 Work on the trial trenches in the north end of Birch Abbey Field revealed a Roman Well. This had been excavated to a depth of 14 feet and at this depth two Roman altars were found. One is of Bath stone and the other of fine soft limestone. Both are uninscribed. With them was a sherd of late C14 pottery.
2 The exact location of the well and its relationship to Birch Abbey Sites A – J is uncertain.

2 /Pers Com /Booth P M /1984 / / / / / /

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