Scheduled Monument: LITTLE CHESTER ROMAN SITE (1007043)

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Authority English Heritage
Other Ref SM Cat. No. 147
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This record has been generated from an "old county number" (OCN) scheduling record. These are monuments that were not reviewed under the Monuments Protection Programme and are some of our oldest designation records. As such they do not yet have the full descriptions of their modernised counterparts available. Site of Roman town, unexcavated except for a "scratch" by Borough Surveyor in 1926. Plan of site by Stukeley. The excavations in 1926 revealed extensive walling, also finds with coins and pottery. < 1> The scheduled area covers the Roman military fort of Derventio. Numerous keyhole excavations have been undertaken prior to development and near to 19th and 20th century urban infill. The most recent excavation by Tuarc in 1981. Derventis fort established in the Agricolin era, and succeeded by a Hadrianic phase enclosing c.2.4 ha. The latter defences belonging to the Antonine period comprise of a wall 2.74m wide with an earth ramp behind with a street pattern reflected by the present road pattern. There is some evidence for occupation into the Sub-Roman era With an extensive vicus on the eastern bank of the Derwent. <2> SOURCES = Desc text/AM7////< 1> ; Desc text/AM107/Hart CR/1984//<2>

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  • Scheduling record: English Heritage. 1983. Scheduling Notification: Littlechester Roman site. DERBYSHIRE (PARTS 5-8). SM Cat. No. 147.



Grid reference Centred SK 3531 3753 (263m by 170m)
Map sheet SK33NE

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Dec 17 2014 2:15PM

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