Easton Grey Roman Settlement

Minor Settlement

Easton Grey Roman Town ( referred to in some previous sources as White Walls or Whitewalls) was a Romano-British roadside settlement near Malmesbury.

The Roman settlement at White Walls extends into agricultural land on either side of the Fosse Way c.200 metres north-east and c.150 metres south-west of the roads crossing over the River Avon. Pottery ranging from the first to the fourth centuries, bronze ornaments and enamelled jewellery, a belt strap-end of military nature, flanged imbrex roof-tiles, rounded tegula roof-tiles, and cut stones have been recovered from the site.

RIB 99 - Dedication to an unnamed god

Civilis made (this).


It seems to have come from a site called White Walls, where Roman coins, foundations, and pavements have been found.

  • Those recovered from accumulated surface finds and listed by Passmore in 1934 include issues of Julius Caesar (1), Mark Anthony (1) and Vespasian (4). The latest being of Constantine I.
  • A collection of five hundred and seventeen coins recovered from the site by use of a metal detector, range from issues of Titus (1) to Theodosius (1).

References for White Walls

  • Roadside Settlements of Lowland Roman Britain by Roger Finch Smith (B.A.R. British Series #157, 1987) pp.291/2;
  • The Roman Inscriptions of Britain by R.G. Collingwood and R.P. Wright (Oxford 1965). 
  • List Entry Number:1013354

Map References for White Walls

NGRef: ST8987 OSMap: LR173

Roman Roads near White Walls

Fosse Way: NE (13) to Corinivm (Cirencester, Gloucestershire) Fosse Way: SW (8) to Nettleton (West Kington, Wiltshire)

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