Tedstone Wafer Fortlet


Marked on the Ordnance Survey Landranger map (#149) as a ROMAN FORTLET , this small earthwork lies just to the east of the B4203 minor road about ½-mile north of Tedstone Wafer and 3½ miles north of Bromyard in Hereford and Worcester. All but the northern defences of the enclosure have been recorded, this side being hidden beneath farm buildings. The defences consisted of a rampart and double-ditch system – which is still discernable – measuring about 260 feet from east to west by at least 220 feet north-south, and enclosing an area in excess of 1¼ acres (0.5+ ha). Trial trenching by Webster confirmed the date of the site by uncovering Roman pottery, its situation is unclear, however, as there are no known Roman roads nearby.

References for Tedstone Wafer

  • Air Reconnaissance in Britain, 1951-5 by J.K. St. Joseph in J.R.S. xlv (1956) p.88; 

Map References for Tedstone Wafer

NGRef: SO6760 OSMap: LR149

OS National Grid Reference: SO676602
Dimensions: 260 x 220+ ft (79 x 67+ m)
Area: 1¼+ acres (0.5+ ha)

Roman Roads near Tedstone Wafer

None identified

Sites near Tedstone Wafer Fortlet
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    Minor Settlement
  • Templeborough Roman Fort
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  • Alcester Roman Fort
    Claudian Auxiliary Fort (AD 43–54) and Minor Settlement
  • Metchley Roman Fort
    Claudian Auxiliary Fort (AD 43–54) and Probable Settlement
  • Castle Hill (Pentrich) Roman Forts
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    Lead Mine, Mine and Silver Mine
  • Derby (Derventio) Roman Fort
    Flavian Auxiliary Fort (AD 69–96)
  • Bourton
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