Lydney Camp Iron Mines

Iron Mine

Romano-British Iron Mines

Occupancy continued throughout the Romano British period, during which the bank was raised in height and two more external banks added. The rocks of the hill beneath the fort are rich in iron-ore and during Roman times this was an important source of the metal in the area. One Roman mine shaft may still be explored via a trap-door in the hillside beside the Adam & Eve statue, behind which there is a 50 foot (c.15m) long shaft running obliquely under the fort.