RB remains, Coventry Eastern Bypass Site 1
The possible site of a Roman settlement. Scatters of pottery and building material were found during field walking. The site is located to the south of Willenhall Wood.
1 Fieldwalking identified localised surface scatter of Roman pottery with settlement evidence, immediately S of Willenhall Wood. Site excavated by Cov Mus Arch Unit aided by volunteers. Excavation was hindered by excessive rains causing problems with clayey soil and disturbance by machinery. Sinuous ditch c1-2m broad and up to 1m dep examined. At least two phases of activity were identified of probable 2nd century to 3rd century date. In addition to substantial amount of pottery (coarse wares, Samian, mortaria, fine ware), quantity of building materials (daub, tegulae, brick or tile, including “TC” tile) were recovered. Further work in area has not yet located source of this material but fieldwalking will continue through winter.
2 Information from West Midlands SMR (No 5482).