Monument details

HER Number:1972/0/7
Type of record:Archaeology
Name:Heronbridge Roman site


Archaeological investigations for the Heronbridge research Project by Chester Archaeological Society in 2002. In area of Heronbridge Roman settlement lying between Eaton Road and the River Dee.

Trench I was positioned in field where Roman settlement is overlain by a curvilinear earthwork of later date. Trench I was positioned to test for the presence of any features closing off the side of the earthwork along the river and evidence of a river crossing.

Below the turf was a layer of sandy soil containing 18th/19th century pottery as well as some very abraded fragments of Roman brick and tile. Below this was a light brown/ dark yellow layer containing similar pottery with the addition of some fragments of medieval pottery and floor tile. The natural clay surface lay at about 400mm. No features were identified in the layers of trench or the natural surface.


Monument Types

  • SETTLEMENT (Roman - 43 AD to 409 AD)
Protected Status:Scheduled Monument 1006774: Heronbridge Roman Site

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