Roman timber building excavated in Mancetter
The site of several buildings dating to the Roman period which were constructed from timber. The site is situated north of Ramsden Road, Mancetter.
1 1977: Two trial trenches excavated. Trench 1 proved that fairly modern disturbance had removed all earlier occupation. Trench 2 produced Roman buildings, and an area of 150 sq m was stripped. The excavation was on the edge of a Roman timber structure attested by two lines of post holes at right angles. Those of the E-W line were the more substantial. A hollow alongside the N-S alignment contained potsherds, broken tegulae and imbrex and a few large stones. A second feature was a rectangular tank which disappeared under the baulk. Pottery from the excavation dates to the 4th century.
2 Plan from 1977.
3 Plan showing area of excavation.
4 The plan, ref 4, shows the trenches but does not give any clues as to the exact location of the site.
6 Trial excavations report from 1977.
7 Archival correspondence.
8 Plan from 1997 relating to planning permission.
9 Noted. Partial section of Watling Street ribbon development.