Roman Building, East of Bleachfield Street, Alcester
Two separate wall foundations were recorded during observation of topsoil stripping associated with Alcester Flood Bank.
1 Two separate wall foundations were recorded during observation of topsoil stripping associated with Alcester Flood Bank. They probably relate to the same building. The walls appeared not to be mortared and may have consisted solely of soil-bonded limestone blocks with ocassional pieces of sandstone. It possibly had a timber-framed superstructure. This may have formed a 2nd century building, fronting on to the road which runs across this area (MWA446).
2 This structure lies immediately adjacent to timber and stone Roman buildings encountered during observation of the original construction of the flood bank in 1973. Material encountered in this 2006 observation included a quantity of freshly broken pottery and ocassional fragments of painted wall plaster. This came from a large area of rubble originally interpreted as a destroyed post-medieval agricultural building. However, it may well represent rubble from a Romano-British building which has been reused as a hard surface for the footings and yard of an animal pen.