Monument details

HER Number:6981
Type of record:Archaeology
Name:pre Roman cultivation soils at Abbey Green

Summary

Excavations at the Abbey Green site 1975-1977 revealed a series of striations in the sandstone bedrock in different parts of the site. These indicate pre-Roman cultivation of the area. Several fragments of Iron Age pottery and a number of flint artefacts found in the second of the Roman fortress ramparts to have been constructed on this site are likely to have been derived from somewhere in the vicinity during fortress construction.


Parish:CHESTER NON PARISH AREA, CHESTER, CHESHIRE WEST AND CHESTER

Monument Types

  • PLOUGH MARKS? (Iron Age - 800 BC to 42 AD)
  • BURIED LAND SURFACE? (AD 1ST CENTURY - 41 AD to 99 AD)
Protected Status:Scheduled Monument 1006767: Abbey Green Roman Site; Conservation Area 083: City Centre (Chester) Conservation Area; Area of Archaeological Importance: Chester & Boughton



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