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WALLTOWN Shropshire, England.

Site of a sequence of forts, near Cleobury Mortimer. Excavations have revealed remains of the turf rampart of a Flavian fort of ca. 1.8 ha. The bank on the S, the best preserved side, is still 2.1 m high and had at least four layers of timber strapping. The bank had been in existence long enough to be repaired before a stone wall 1.5 m thick was inserted in front of it. This rebuilding, associated with a new ditch system, is dated by pottery to the early 2d c. There is ample evidence of later occupation but its character is not clear.

There is also a larger and earlier fort below the one investigated, but it has not been possible to date it precisely or to estimate its size. The site extends the area of the permanent military occupation of Wales much farther E than had been appreciated.


Trans. Shropshire Arch. Soc. 58 (1965) 8-18.


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