Roman well

Description of this historic site

The site of a Roman well found 500m east of Gilson Hall during an excavation.

Notes about this historic site

1 A Roman well was discovered 30m S of the bath house in the last days of the 1980 excavations. It had a shaft 0.6m wide lined with sandstone slabs bonded with clay constructed within a pit 2.8m diameter at the top. The fill of the shaft was excavated to 5m and an auger was used to probe a further 1.5m. The fill was of topsoil containing 4th century material. The well could have had ritual significance.

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