Monument details

HER Number:1958
Type of record:Archaeology
Name:Roman Fortlet, Ince

Summary

Site of a roman fortlet, a temporary camp constructed with earthen ramparts. Aerial Photography shows it is a double ditched rectangular enclosure. Excavation revealed two rock cut ditches that had been deliberately backfilled with earth from the rampart. One small piece of samian pottery was recovered and a postholes recorded from the internal platform.A date of occupation of between 80 - 100AD is suggested, after the foundation of the Fortress at Chester in AD79. It is a Scheduled Monument.


Parish:INCE, ELLESMERE PORT AND NESTON, CHESHIRE WEST AND CHESTER

Monument Types

  • DOUBLE DITCHED ENCLOSURE (Enclosure-double ditch, Roman - 43 AD? to 409 AD)
Protected Status:Scheduled Monument 1014723: Roman Fortlet At Ince, 150M North East Of Hall Farm



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