Roman camps at Metchley, Birmingham
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Published by Oxford University press in Oxford .
Written in English


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StatementK. St. Joseph and F. W. Shotton.
ContributionsShotton, F. W.
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Open LibraryOL20924684M

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Get this from a library! Roman Birmingham. 4, Excavations at Metchley Roman Fort the western fort interior, defences and post-Roman activity. [A E Jones; Erica Macey-Bracken; Nigel Dodds; Jemma Elliott; University Hospital NHS Trust Birmingham.] -- Report on an area excavation Dec. May within the western part of the interior and defences of Metchley Roman fort, Birmingham. Metchley Fort was a Roman fort in what is now Birmingham, England.. It lies on the course of a Roman road, Icknield Street, which is now the site of the present Queen Elizabeth Hospital and the University of Birmingham in fort was constructed soon after the Roman invasion of Britain in AD The fort was around square metres (2, sq ft) in area and was defended by a turf County: West Midlands. Books and journals Jones, A, 'Transactions ' in Roman Birmingham I Metchley Roman Forts,, Vol. , (), pp Legal This monument is scheduled under the Ancient Monuments and Archaeological Areas Act as amended as it appears to the Secretary of . Roman forts at Metchley is a Scheduled Monument in Edgbaston, Birmingham, England. See why it was listed, view it on a map, see visitor comments and photos and share your own comments and photos of .

This archive provides a summary of all projects of Birmingham Archaeology related to the Metchley Roman forts and adjoining areas. Four main phases of Roman activity have been identified at Metchley. The earliest (Phase 1) fort, constructed in the late AD 40s, was roughly square in plan, enclosing ha., and was defended by double ditches, a rampart, and other obstacles. The excavated part.   Buy Roman Birmingham 3: Excavations at Metchley Roman Fort and Western settlement, the livestock complex and the western defences (BAR International Series) by Jones, Alex, Bevan, Lynne, Ciaraldi, Marina (ISBN: ) from Amazon's Book Store. Everyday low prices and free delivery on eligible : Alex Jones.   Metchley Fort was built about years ago and is centred on what was once a traffic island outside the University Medical School (the roundabout has now gone, and the whole road layout here is changing). The fort itself was quite large – larger than I ever imagined. If you go and look at this blog, there is an image about halfway down that shows the boundaries of the fort, with modern. In Roman times a large military fort and marching camp, Metchley Fort, existed on the site of the present Queen Elizabeth Hospital near what is now Edgbaston in southern Birmingham. The fort was constructed soon after the Roman invasion of Britain in AD In AD 70, the fort was abandoned only to be reoccupied a few years later before being abandoned again in AD

Buy Roman Birmingham 3: Excavations at Metchley Roman Fort and by Alex Jones, Nigel Dodds from Waterstones today! Click and Collect from your local Waterstones or get FREE UK delivery on orders over £ Birmingham City Council download - Roman fort at Metchley | About Birmingham | Birmingham's archaeology. If you are interested in the real hard core stuff that the Roman Army was involved in i.e. marching camps in Scotland, then this is the book. Don't bother with anything else, I know as I've got just about everything else available on the subject:) Seriously, I have shelves of books and field reports on Roman fortifications ranging in date from the 's to and I have come across Reviews: 3. There are two principal sources of information on Roman camps. Polybius (ca. to BC), an Achaean, who described contemporary camps in (chapters of Book 6) Histories. He was a tutor to the Scipio family and accompanied Scipio Aemilianus (a natural son of Aemilius Paullus) to the siege of Carthage in BC.