The Possible Fort Site at Westbury
This site lies roughly half-way along the Roman road from the fortress at Wroxeter to the legionary fort at Forden Gaer. The only evidence of Roman occupation, uncovered during the digging of a cess-pit in a back-garden at the centre of the village, is a section of ‘wattle and daub’ walling which had apparently collapsed upon a floor of gravel and compacted earth. These construction methods are typical of those used in a Roman timber building, and fragments of roof-tile have enabled positive identification of the buried remains as Roman. The probability of a substantial Roman presence here remains strong.
Map References for Westbury
References for Westbury
- Shropshire Sites and Monuments Record (PRN 01591, 2002)