Monument details

HER Number:1972/0/4
Type of record:Archaeology
Name:Heronbridge Roman Site

Summary

There is a rampart at Heronbridge with a ditch on the west side, lying between it and Watling Street. It is believed to be post roman and various different functions and dates have been suggested for this earthwork. It could be the site where Aethelfrith, King of Northumbria, defeated the Britons at Chester AD 613-16. It has also been suggested as a parliamentarian defence associated with the Civil War siege of Chester in 1644.


Parish:CLAVERTON, CHESTER, CHESHIRE WEST AND CHESTER

Monument Types

  • BANK (EARTHWORK) (Bank, Roman to CIVIL WAR - 43 AD? to 1649 AD?)
  • BASTION OUTWORK (Redoubt, Roman to CIVIL WAR - 43 AD? to 1649 AD? (?))
  • BOUNDARY (Roman to CIVIL WAR - 43 AD? to 1649 AD? (?))
  • DEFENCE OBSTRUCTION (Defences, Roman to CIVIL WAR - 43 AD? to 1649 AD? (?))
  • DITCH (Roman to CIVIL WAR - 43 AD? to 1649 AD?)
Protected Status:Scheduled Monument CH25: Heronbridge Roman Site

Related records

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