Dodder Hill

  • Droitwich, Worcestershire
  • OSGB – SO 9011 6389
  • Scheduled Monument

 

Roman fort covering approximately 10-12 acres. The ditch measured 19.6ft wide and 6.5ft deep. Ramparts levelled. Had timber buildings on the site.

St Augustine’s Church lies between two of the ditches.

Garrisoned by XIVth Legion.

Bones found in pits were from cattle, sheep, goats, horse, pig, hare, fish and birds.

 

47-70                           Auxiliary fort occupied.

50-60                           c: Built.

51-68                           Ditch filled in.

55-56                           Dating from. Coins found on site.

61-65                           Occupied.

120-150                       Auxiliary fort occupied.

2nd C                            Occupied until.

11th C                          Occupied.

1642-1651                   Briefly refortified with a ditch measuring 9.5ft wide and 3.9ft deep

1938-1939                   Excavated by H. Hodgekinson, S.K. St. Joseph, Worcester Archaeological Society, Birmingham Archaeological Society.

1961-1962                   Excavated by D.B. Whitehouse.

1976                            Excavated by D.F. Freezer, Department of the Environment, Hereford and Worcester County Museum.

1977                            Excavated by T. Yarnell, Birmingham Field Archaeology Unit.

1981                            Geophysical survey by Ancient Monuments Laboratory Historic Buildings and Monuments Commission.

1984                            Evaluated by F. McEvoy, Central Excavation Unit.

1985                            Geophysical survey by Ancient Monuments Laboratory Historic Buildings and Monuments Commission.

1987                            Evaluated by S. Woodiwiss, Hereford and Worcester County Council Archaeological Service.

1990                            Evaluated by Edwards, Hereford and Worcester County Council Archaeological Service.

1999                            Watching Brief.

2003                            Scheduled.

2006                            Aerial photograph.

 

 

 

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