Bristol and Avon Archaeological Society

Gatcombe Roman Town and Road

On Wednesday April 6, 2022
Bev Knott, BAAS committee member

The lecture begins at 7.30 p.m.

This lecture is a complimentary talk prior to a field visit in May.

A fresh examination of this significant Roman walled site just outside Bristol (near Long Ashton) and especially the puzzling dimensions of its defences.  Another surprising element is its communication with other sites, specifically in the context of Roman roads.  The current state of knowledge will be reviewed and a possibly contentious hypothesis will be offered about the status of the site and its defences by comparison to a range of other sites in Britain.