Topsham

Major Settlement and Port

The Romano-British settlement and port at Topsham likely started life as the supply-port for Legio II Augusta, shortly after the legionary fortress was built at Exeter nearby c.55AD. It is possible, however, that Topsham was occupied in late-Claudian times, when an auxiliary fort is thought to have been erected at Exeter, prior to the construction of the fortress.

References for Topsham

The Roman Invasion of Britain by Graham Webster (Batsford, London, 1993).The Roman Invasion of Britain by Graham Webster (Batsford, London, 1993). The Roman Invasion of Britain by Graham Webster (Batsford, London, 1993).The Roman Invasion of Britain by Graham Webster (Batsford, London, 1993).

Roman Roads near Topsham

NW (3) to Isca Dvmnoniorvm (Exeter, Devon)