Wery Wall and Roman Bath House
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The first fort on this site may date to as early as 80 AD, but this was rebuilt on at least 6 occasions over the ensuing centuries until the last fort was abandoned in the early 5th century. The final rebuilding took place in 367 AD when the fort was contracted in size as a typical Saxon Shore type of defensive enclosure encompassing 9 acres.
There is also an obvious earthwork rampart in Vicarage Field that follows closely the foundations of the Roman fort, but the earthwork is not, in fact, Roman. It is probably of medieval date and associated with eiher the castle or Lancaster Priory church.
Beside the wall are the foundations of a small Roman bath house, uncovered in 1973.
About Wery Wall and Roman Bath House
Address: Off St Georges Quay, Lancaster, Lancashire, England, LA1 1YZ
Attraction Type: Roman Site
Location: On the east slope of Castle Hill near the rear of Mitre House. The Roman bath is at Vicarage Field.
Website: Wery Wall and Roman Bath House
Photo Credit: Humphrey Bolton, licensed for reuse under the Creative Commons Licence
Opening Details: Open access site, usually accessible at any reasonable time
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