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WADDON HILL Stoke Abbott, Dorsetshire, England.

A long flat-topped hill on which a Roman fort was constructed ca. A.D. 45 and dismantled ca. 65. More than half the hill has been removed in stone quarrying, but the remainder on the E side was excavated in 1959-69. The partial plan of timber buildings was revealed, including barrack-blocks, principia, praetorium, and a large building which may have been a hospital or second praetorium, as well as latrine-pits and water-holes. The excavations also produced a wealth of equipment associated, as at Hod Hill, with both legionaries and auxiliaries, much of which is now in the Bridport Museum.


Proc. Dorset Nat. Hist. and Arch. Soc. 82 (1960) 88-108; 86 (1965) 135-49; final report forthcoming.


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