Roman defensive rampart, Alcester

Description of this historic site

The possible remains of the Roman defensive rampart around the Roman town of Alcester was found. The site was located on the east side of Tibbets Close.

Notes about this historic site

1 1985: Watching brief on foundations for a new garage. One of foundation trenches produced reddish-brown silty clay similar to that found on AL14 (between No 8 and 10 Meeting Lane); this may represent the rampart of the Roman town.
2 2006: Watching brief at 10 Meeting Lane, revealed inconclusive evidence for the existence of the rampart as a redeposited red clay layer, which was suggested as contemporaneous with MWA4831 and MWA7402 because of the similarity in descriptions. This was visible in the south-eastern end of the trenches.

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