Roman building, Alcester.

Description of this historic site

The site of a Roman building which was found during an excavation. Roman pottery and a brooch were also found on this site in Evesham Street, Alcester.

Notes about this historic site

1 A trench was dug in Evesham Street about 2.4m to 3m square. This revealed two stone walls running approximately E-W of which the N one was apparently the later and had been altered. No floor deposits were visible. Roman pottery and one brooch found. Museum site code AL17. *Not in WMANS 21 (can’t find in later ones either). Work was carried out in 1975 by GE Saville according to the archive.
2 Included in Alcester sites list.
3 Site written up by Steve Cracknell, Roman Pottery by Rowan Ferguson. 706 pottery sherds were found in the excavations which were carried out in 1975 and 1976 by Alcester and District Local History Society, directed by G E Saville. A detailed stratigraphy of the site from the archive was not possible but two phases of Roman occupation were discernible.
4 A segment of walling, on the same alignment as this building, was recorded during evaluation on an adjacent site, at Acorn House. It consisted of up to 2 courses of Arden sandstone, some of which bore traces of a sandy reddish mortar.

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