Roman settlement, Walton

Description of this historic site

The site of a possible Roman settlement known from finds discovered over 100 years ago. It is now believed that the finds may have been Medieval, from the deserted settlement. Roman pottery has possibly been recovered more recently, 900m south of Walton.

Notes about this historic site

1 The grass field to the S of the house, called the Town Field, has been supposed to contain traces of Roman buildings. The Rev G Miller of Radway states that the late Sir Charles Mordaunt told him of these remains, and the Rev Osbert Mordaunt states that Roman coins have been found there. The field itself is somewhat uneven, as if something lay beneath, but there are at present no surface finds of antiquities belonging to any special age.
2 It is more likely that these finds were of Medieval date and relate to the deserted settlement (PRN 1117).
3 Finds from the deserted Medieval village site brought in by Della Hooke included four possible Roman sherds (three grey, one orange).

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