Ardotalia Mansio


The Ardotalia Mansio – The site of a supposed mansio identified in 1966 was excavated in 1969 and uncovered a complex rectangular building measuring some 160 x 60 feet (49 x 18 m), lying some 300ft (c.95m) outside the E gate of the fort . The mansio faced a street which was widened after c.120AD, possibly at the same time as the building was constructed. The excavations indicate demolition rather than destruction as the ultimate fate of the building. A date for the demolition of c.AD 140 was arrived at from pottery evidence.