Roman Features at Swan Street, Alcester

Description of this historic site

A Roman pit and a cremation urn were found at Swan Street, Alcester. Roman pottery and coins were also recovered from the site.

Notes about this historic site

1 Adjacent to possible road (WA495), containing 3rd century pottery (and some 4th). Also charcoal, scoriae, painted plaster, and Antonine Samian ware. (This is Hughes’ site F).
2 An extension to the east produced a cremation in a Romano-British jar of 3rd or 4th century.
3 It is not certain whether the surface exposed by Hughes’ site F in fact represents a road or some kind of hardstanding, as the northern edge was not recovered, and cobbled surfaces are common in Roman Alcester.
4 Note relating to discovery of cremation.

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