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)