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.
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It would be great to have the evidence from Ganarew or at least to know where the dwellings were. Sally
Interesting, it would be great to have the evidence from Ganarew or to know where the dwellings were.
Hi Peter I think this was our ‘final joint paper’ th