The Romans in S.W. Herefordshire.
Author Paul Stratford.
- Time line.
43 Plautius invades Britain and establishes a Governorship
52 – 57 Gallus holds back the ‘Welsh’
57 – 61 Paulinus destroys Druids in Anglesey
74 – 78 Frantinus is Governor and conquers Silures in Wales
78 – 84 Agricola Governor – finishes off Welsh war
96 – 98 Nerva – Gloucester founded as a colony (or maybe Domitian did)
367 Barberians over run
383 Maximus proclaimed emperor in Britain – invades Gaul
407 Constantine 111 emperor – takes more troops to Gaul
449 Anglo-Saxon invasion begins
402 Importation of Roman currency ends. May have led to the end of Roman Britain. ( No money to pay troops) OR may have been concentration on Roman core which led to led to Britain being abandoned.
Western Britain may have remained a Romano-British area.
Adapted from Roman Britain A new History Guy de la Beydoyere
- Pieces of Romano British Severn ware and bloomery slag have been found
On the Doward hill fort. Deanweb Fod Local History society
- No evidence of Roman presence per se, but Romano-British material in several caves; iron slag and a Roman signal mound within the hillfort. Also the suggestion of a villa in the Whitchurch-Ganarew area. Hypocaust system, pavement and wall have all been found
The evidence for a villa at Sellarsbrook is strong, but this would have required a substantial hinterland of lower level dwellings and buildings, and there is a report of evidence of dwellings at Ganarew, which would complete the picture.