Roman fort, Roman town covering 3-4 acres defended by a double ditch system with the inner ditch cut into bed rock, rampart of sandstone core, revetted with turf and laced with timber. Ditch filled in. Originally measuring 5m wide and 2m deep.
70’s Early: Possibly built.
1st C Occupied.
1974 Field Investigation.
2000 Watching Brief.
References & Bibliography.
Blackie. C. 1876. Etymological Geography. Daldy, Isbister, & Company.
Chattock. C. 1884. Antiquities. White and Pike.
Erdeswicke. S., & Harwood. T. 1820. A Survey of Staffordshire Containing the Antiquities of that County. J. B. Nichols and Son.
Heritage Gateway. 2021. Chesterton Roman Fort. Available at https://www.heritagegateway.org.uk/Gateway/Results_Single.aspx?uid=MST1763&resourceID=1010.
Hodder. M. 2018. Clash of Cultures? The Romano-British Period in the West Midlands. Oxbow Books, Limited.