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VXACONA (Red Hill) Shropshire, England.

Site on Watling Street on high ground overlooking the Shropshire plain. The name appears in the Antonine Itinerary. Aerial photographs show a number of military establishments imposed one upon the other, N of the Roman road. It would have been a good site for a signal station, but there may also be a small fort. A settlement developed along Watling Street about which nothing is known. There are, however, crop-marks of a small, single-ditched enclosure probably 4th c. burgus like others on this road.


JRS 43 (1953) 84; Trans. Shropshire Arch. Soc. 57 (1962-63) 132-33.


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