Roman Buildings excavated at Quarry Lane, Mancetter.
The site of Roman buildings that were associated with Mancetter Roman Fort. They were situated 75m south of Mancetter Farm.
1 1977, site 2. Minor road works involved earth bank removal on bend in road and an attempt was made to locate the ditch at the SW of the fort. A week’s rescue excavation was undertaken, revealing U-shaped slots 36 cm deep for a timber building containing a latrine pit 2.46m by 2.3m by 2.6m, the lid of which had collapsed in and sealed a group of ten flagons, three cooking pots and other contemporary sherds, glass and bronzes. Also U-shaped slots 45 cm deep for another building at right angles to the former. Finds included a small form 24/25 painted butt beaker and a bronze dolphin type brooch. This is the third well-documented excavation on the fort and indicates that its size is approximately 305m. Dating from pot 45-70AD.
2 Four ceramic lamps were also recovered.
5 Dating from pot not later than 58AD.
6 Excavation report.
8 Plan of the road improvements with the location of the rescue excavation.