Roman boundary ditch, Alcester.

Description of this historic site

A ditch was found during an excavation. It was Roman in date and numerous human burials were found within it. Sherds of Roman pottery were also found. The site was located in the area of Newport Drive, Alcester.

Notes about this historic site

1 A large ditch runs across the Birch Abbey site following the contour and may have served a dual purpose as a drainage and a boundary ditch. In places the ditch had been used for the burial of numerous skeletons of late and post-Roman date.
2 A watching brief was carried out at Newport Drive (SP 08 56) to determine if the construction of a lounge extension and garage disturbed any archaeological remains. No significant archaeological deposits were observed in the trenches, and only a few sherds of Roman pottery were seen.

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