Monument details

HER Number:1972/0/11
Type of record:Archaeology


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

Trench V was placed across the post roman rampart in the section where it has a pronounced dip It was thought that this might be the site of an entrance. The excavation revealed this area to have been disturbed by a complex of 17th century excavations and constructions most probably belonging to the extensive siegeworks built around Chester during the Civil war. These works had destroyed the post roman rampart. The core of the rampart contained rubble from roman buildings. The underlying deposits show signs of industrial activity or fire.


Monument Types

  • EARTHWORK (CIVIL WAR - 1642 AD to 1649 AD)
Protected Status:Scheduled Monument 1006774: Heronbridge Roman Site

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