Monument details

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


Roman settlement on either side of Watling Street at Heronbridge, near Chester. The first excavations were carried out between 1929 and 1960. There is evidence of industrial activity in the late 1st and early 2nd century. The settlement was probably a civil settlement where supplies arriving by the River could be docked before transport by road. Recent further excavation has been carried out by the Chester Archaeological Society, identifying a small inlet off the river, the rock edges of which had been modified to create a dock. Three rock cut graves and fragments of a monumental tomb have also been found.

The site is a Scheduled Monument.


Monument Types

  • BANK (EARTHWORK) (Bank, Roman - 43 AD to 409 AD)
  • BUILDING ( some (1-100), Roman - 43 AD to 409 AD)
  • SETTLEMENT (Roman - 43 AD to 409 AD)
  • WORKSHOP ( some (1-100), Roman - 43 AD to 409 AD)
Protected Status:Scheduled Monument 1006774: Heronbridge Roman Site

Related records

1972/0/4Related to: Excavated Saxon Defensive Bank and Ditch, Heronbridge (Monument)
1972/0/3Related to: Heronbridge Roman Site (Monument)
1972/0/2Related to: Heronbridge Roman Site (Monument)
1972/0/1Related to: Heronbridge Roman Site (Monument)
1972/0/6Related to: Roman coin from Claverton (Find Spot)
1972/0/5Related to: Roman coin from Claverton (Find Spot)

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