Roman Villa Unearthed in Northern Yorkshire is First of its Kind

Roman Villa Unearthed in Northern Yorkshire is First of its Kind


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Excavations at a proposed construction site in suburban Scarborough in northern Yorkshire, England have revealed the remains of a grand and stately Roman villa, which would have been constructed sometime in the first three centuries AD. The site is covered with an expansive complex of buildings, including a large, circular central room with auxiliary chambers surrounding it on all sides. One of the structures unearthed has been identified as a private Roman bathhouse, which implies that the owners of the site enjoyed significant wealth and status.

Excavations have unearthed what is been heralded as a unique Roman villa located in the Scarborough suburb of Eastfield in northern Yorkshire. ( Maparch)

Leading Academics Struggle to Find a Comparable Roman Villa

The real estate development company Keepmoat Homes contracted the preservation organization Historic England to carry out the excavations legally required before they could begin construction on a new housing project in the Scarborough suburb of Eastfield. These types of exploratory digs occasionally turn up something interesting, but what archaeologists discovered in this instance has no precedence in the historical record.

“This type of building layout has never been seen before in Britain and could even be the first of its kind to be discovered within the whole former Roman Empire,” a Historic England spokesperson explained in the Daily Mail . "We've spoken to a number of leading Roman academics about it, and we're all trying to find a comparable site and we are struggling,” explained Keith Emerick, Historic England’s inspector of ancient monuments when discussing what he termed a “significant” and “exciting” discovery.

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When talking about the main structure unearthed at the site, Emerick highlighted that it’s “a really interesting hybrid building” that displays architectural features consistent with multipurpose usage and design. According to Emerick, some of its design features suggest the site may have been used for religious purposes. While the villa was most likely owned by an individual or a family at one time, it may have been transferred or sold to a religious organization at a later date. Alternatively, the site may have functioned as a combination private estate and religious sanctuary from the beginning.

In response to the historical significance of this discovery, Keepmoat Homes has agreed to redesign their housing project to work around the ancient Roman site . This means that the Roman villa will remain untouched and archaeologists will continue to have unfettered access to its location in the months and years ahead.

Drone footage of the Eastfield excavation site in Scarborough where the rare remains of a Roman villa have been unearthed ahead of the construction of a housing project. ( Maparch)

The Roman Presence in the Hinterlands

Whatever its purpose, the newly discovered villa was likely built during the 150-year period during which Rome’s control over Britain was uncontested. This period ran from 77 AD, when the Romans quashed the last of the resistance to their rule and incorporated the entire country into their Empire, to 228 AD, when Rome first began to recall personnel stationed in Britain in response to ongoing “barbarian” incursions.

One of the giveaways for this dating is the villa’s remote location. Scarborough can be found on the UK’s north central North Sea coast, more than 200 miles (320 kilometers) north and east from the Roman provincial capital of Londinium (modern-day London). Modern-day Scarborough is also more than 40 miles (65 kilometers) east of Eboracum (nowadays known as York), which was the largest Roman city in northern Britain and the capital of Britannia Inferior after the province was divided into two sections in 197 AD.

Taking up residence this far from the centers of government, and from the security provided by the Empire’s military forces, suggests the villa’s owners were confident that Rome’s presence in Britain would endure. This expansive and solidly fortified villa was built to last, by elite or prestigious individuals who planned to stay indefinitely.

North Yorkshire Acknowledges its Growing Archaeological Heritage

Officials in North Yorkshire are pleased to see their county occupying the center of attention in British archaeology. “This is a remarkable discovery, which adds to the story of Roman settlement in North Yorkshire,” said Karl Battersby, the director of business and environmental services for the North Yorkshire County Council, in an article published in CNN. “Work by North Yorkshire archaeologists has already established the buildings were designed by the highest-quality architects in Northern Europe in the era and constructed by the finest craftsmen.”

The closest equivalent to this site in the county is the Beadlam Roman villa, also listed on Historic England , which was initially discovered in 1928 and fully excavated in the late 1960s and 1970s. This villa was a rural agricultural estate constructed in approximately the third century, near what is now the village of Beadlam on the banks of the River Riccal, 28 miles (45 kilometers) inland from the recently discovered Roman estate in Eastfield.

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To ensure its ongoing preservation, Historic England will recommend that this latest Roman villa discovery be granted special status as a nationally important scheduled monument. Under terms of the Ancient Monuments and Archaeological Areas Act of 1979, historical or archaeological sites that are recognized as scheduled monuments are entitled to protections that prevent them from being damaged or destroyed by future development projects.

This becomes particularly urgent in light of recent news of an incident in which nighthawkers armed with metal detectors breached security at the Roman villa on 14 April 2021. Having heard news of this important discovery, they entered the excavation site, damaging the buildings and possibly removing artifacts, reports The Yorkshire Post . In response to this inevitable break-in, Keepmoat Homes has upped security at the Eastfield site.

With access by archaeologists currently guaranteed by Keepmoat Homes’ pledge to redesign the housing project, archaeologists will be able to continue their research of this unique Roman villa. As their work progresses, they will try to determine exactly when the building complex was constructed and for what purpose. Watch this space!


Work on new housing scheme in N England unearths remains of rare Roman villa

LONDON, April 15 (Xinhua) -- Experts believe rare Roman remains uncovered in northern England may be the first of their kind to be seen anywhere in the former Roman Empire.

Historic England confirmed Thursday it is to recommend to the government that the remains, found at Scarborough in North Yorkshire, be protected as a nationally important scheduled monument.

That would ensure the site, buried for centuries, is preserved for future generations.

The discovery was made by archaeologists excavating the site of a new housing development.

The housing company Keepmoat Homes has redesigned its project to conserve the historic remains.

Historic England said during the course of the excavations it became clear Roman archaeological remains unearthed were far more significant than anticipated.

The excavations revealed a large complex of buildings including a circular central room with a number of rooms leading off it, as well as a bath house.

"Archaeologists believe the remains are likely to represent a high-status luxury Roman villa or religious sanctuary, or perhaps a combination of both," said Historic England.

"This type of building layout has never been seen before in Britain and could even be the first of its kind to be discovered within the whole former Roman Empire," Historic England added.

Keith Emerick, inspector of Ancient Monuments at Historic England, said: "These archaeological remains are a fantastic find and are far more than we ever dreamed of discovering at this site. They are already giving us a better knowledge and understanding of Roman Britain."

North Yorkshire County Council director Karl Battersby said: "This is a remarkable discovery which adds to the story of Roman settlement in North Yorkshire. Work by North Yorkshire archaeologists has already established the buildings were designed by the highest quality architects in Northern Europe in the era and constructed by the finest craftsmen."

"Because of the significance of this, it is excellent to see that the layout of the new housing has been redesigned so this important part of our history can be preserved. There will be further work on the finds and environmental samples to try to establish exactly what this enigmatic site was and why it was created so far from other Roman centers." Enditem


Site of unearthed Roman villa damaged during break-in by ‘nighthawkers’

Damage at a housing development where a Roman villa which was recently unearthed has been blamed on illegal metal detectorists.

Archaeological excavations uncovered the remains in Eastfield, North Yorkshire, which are believed to be of a high-status luxury Roman villa or religious sanctuary, or a combination of both.

But following news of the discovery, the site near Scarborough was broken into, and fencing and parts of the land were damaged.

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Police said it was unclear if anything had been taken but suspected so-called ‘nighthawkers’ were to blame.

A North Yorkshire Police spokesperson said: “Sadly, heritage crime can cause huge damage to assets of great historical interest.

“Indeed, the cost to communities of heritage crime is often immeasurable, resulting in the loss of artefacts to future generations.”

Housing developer Keepmoat said it was working with Historic England to assess the Roman remains had been damaged and said security would be stepped up.

Historic England said illegal metal detecting was a “serious crime” which could lead to charges of theft and criminal damage.

The organisation’s inspector of ancient monuments, Keith Emerick, said they were working with police to investigate the break-in.

Speaking to the BBC, he said: “We are aware of a number of incidences of illegal activity at the site of the newly-discovered Roman buildings at Eastfield over the past week.

“As the archaeological potential of the area has been publicly known for some time, it is a hotspot for illegal metal detecting, also known as ‘nighthawking’.”

Historic England said that the type of building layout uncovered at the site has never been seen before in Britain and could even be the first of its kind to be discovered within the whole former Roman Empire and it is protected as a nationally important scheduled monument.

Following the discovery, Karl Battersby, corporate director, business and environmental services at North Yorkshire County Council, said: “This is a remarkable discovery, which adds to the story of Roman settlement in North Yorkshire.

“Work by North Yorkshire archaeologists has already established the buildings were designed by the highest-quality architects in Northern Europe in the era and constructed by the finest craftsmen.


Roman stately home discovered at Scarborough housing development could be 'world first'

Rare Roman remains of a Roman stately home unearthed in Scarborough could be the first of their kind ever discovered.

Archaeological excavations uncovered the remains at a housing development which has now been redesigned to conserve the find.

Historic England are set to recommend that the large complex of buildings found at the Eastfield site is protected as a nationally important scheduled monument.

Housing developer Keepmoat Homes employed archaeologists to carry out excavations at the site, which was suspected of containing Iron Age and Roman remains.

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A spokesman for Historic England said the Roman remains uncovered were more significant than anticipated with the complex including a circular central room, with several rooms leading off it, and a bath house.

Archaeologists believe the remains are likely to represent a high-status luxury Roman villa or religious sanctuary, or a combination of both.

The spokesman said: “This type of building layout has never been seen before in Britain and could even be the first of its kind to be discovered within the whole former Roman Empire.”

Historic England will grant aid for the additional archaeological work, which will include the analysis and publication of discoveries made at the site.

Keith Emerick, inspector of ancient monuments at Historic England, said: “These archaeological remains are a fantastic find and are far more than we ever dreamed of discovering at this site.

“They are already giving us a better knowledge and understanding of Roman Britain.

“We are grateful to Keepmoat Homes for their sensitive and professional approach to helping ensure the future conservation of this important historical site.”

Karl Battersby, corporate director, business and environmental services at North Yorkshire County Council, said: “This is a remarkable discovery, which adds to the story of Roman settlement in North Yorkshire.

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“Work by North Yorkshire archaeologists has already established the buildings were designed by the highest-quality architects in Northern Europe in the era and constructed by the finest craftsmen.

“Because of the significance of this, it is excellent to see that the layout of the new housing has been redesigned so this important part of our history can be preserved.

“There will be further work on the finds and environmental samples to try to establish exactly what this enigmatic site was and why it was created so far from other Roman centres.”

David Walker, Scarborough Borough Council planning manager, added: “We are pleased to grant a change to Keepmoat’s original planning application to accommodate the preservation of this nationally important archaeological discovery.

“In creating new homes for future generations, it is only right that we keep alive the fascinating history of those that have gone before us and how they lived.”


Luxurious Ancient Roman Villa Discovered Under a Construction Site in Britain

When we think of the ancient Romans, monuments like the Colosseum spring to mind. But the reality is that this powerful empire spread well beyond Italy. In fact, the late empire stretched all the way to Britain, and sites like Hadrian's Wall are testament to this heritage. Archaeology related to the Romans is still be uncovered in Britain and a recent discovery in Yorkshire may be one of the most exciting yet.

On the outskirts of Scarborough, a seaside town in northeast England, the remains of a sumptuous Roman villa were uncovered during the construction of a housing development. Experts are thrilled by the discovery, with Historic England's Keith Emerick stating, “This is a really exciting discovery and definitely of national importance. I would say this is one of the most important Roman discoveries in the past decade, actually. Easily.”

The large complex of buildings roughly measures the size of two tennis courts and was an unexpected find as construction got underway. The ancient Roman structure includes a central circular room with several others attached to it, as well as a bathhouse. It's likely that the owner would have been a wealthy landowner and the complex could have even been used as a religious sanctuary at some point. The layout is unlike anything that's ever been unearthed previously in Britain, which makes the discovery even more thrilling.

“These archaeological remains are a fantastic find and are far more than we ever dreamed of discovering at this site,” says Emerick, who is Historic Britain's Inspector of Ancient Monuments. “They are already giving us a better knowledge and understanding of Roman Britain.”

Housing developer Keepmoat Homes originally brought on archaeologists thinking that they'd find of Iron Age and Roman remains, but they certainly didn't expect such a large discovery. They've now changed their plans so that nothing will be built over the ruins. Instead, they'll be preserved in an open space within the development. Locals have applauded these changes to accommodate this important part of history.

“Work by North Yorkshire archaeologists has already established the buildings were designed by the highest-quality architects in Northern Europe in the era and constructed by the finest craftsmen,” said Scarborough Borough Council planning manager David Walker. &ldquoBecause of the significance of this, it is excellent to see that the layout of the new housing has been redesigned so this important part of our history can be preserved.”


‘High status’ Roman villa and bathhouse found in England

Remains of a ‘high-status’ Roman villa and bath house have been discovered beneath a building site near Scarborough in North Yorkshire.

The ‘fantastic find’ was made during archaeological excavations at a housing development in the small town of Eastfield.

Photo issued by Historic England of rare Roman remains discovered during archaeological excavations at a housing development in Eastfield, Scarborough

Excavations revealed a large complex of buildings including a circular central room with a number of rooms leading off it, as well as the bath house.

Archaeologists believe the remains are likely to represent a high-status luxury Roman villa or religious sanctuary, or a combination of both.

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They’re likely the first of their kind to be found in Britain and possibly the entire ancient Roman Empire, which spanned from England to western Asia at its peak around AD 100.

‘These archaeological remains are a fantastic find and are far more than we ever dreamed of discovering at this site,’ said Keith Emerick, inspector of ancient monuments at Historic England.

Eastfield is a town in North Yorkshire, England. Housing developer Keepmoat Homes are based in Doncaster

‘They are already giving us a better knowledge and understanding of Roman Britain.’

Housing developer Keepmoat Homes employed archaeologists to carry out excavations at the site, which has now been redesigned to conserve the find.

‘We are grateful to Keepmoat Homes for their sensitive and professional approach to helping ensure the future conservation of this important historical site,’ said Emerick.

Historic England said it will recommend that the remains be protected as a nationally important scheduled monument.

A scheduled monument is an important archaeological or historic site that is given protection under the Ancient Monuments and Archaeological Areas Act 1979.

A spokesman for Historic England said the remains were more significant than anticipated.

Archaeology experts believe the remains are likely to represent a high-status luxury Roman villa or religious sanctuary, or perhaps a combination of both

‘This type of building layout has never been seen before in Britain and could even be the first of its kind to be discovered within the whole former Roman Empire,’ they said.

Historic England will grant aid for the additional archaeological work, which will include the analysis and publication of discoveries made at the site.

‘This is a remarkable discovery, which adds to the story of Roman settlement in North Yorkshire,’ said Karl Battersby, corporate director, business and environmental services at North Yorkshire County Council.

‘Work by North Yorkshire archaeologists has already established the buildings were designed by the highest-quality architects in Northern Europe in the era and constructed by the finest craftsmen.

The excavations revealed a large complex of buildings including a circular central room with a number of rooms leading off it, as well as a bathhouse

‘Because of the significance of this, it is excellent to see that the layout of the new housing has been redesigned so this important part of our history can be preserved.

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‘There will be further work on the finds and environmental samples to try to establish exactly what this enigmatic site was and why it was created so far from other Roman centres.’

David Walker, Scarborough Borough Council planning manager, added: ‘We are pleased to grant a change to Keepmoat’s original planning application to accommodate the preservation of this nationally important archaeological discovery.

‘In creating new homes for future generations, it is only right that we keep alive the fascinating history of those that have gone before us and how they lived.’


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This type of villa layout has never previously been found in Britain and it could even be the first example to be uncovered in the whole of the old Roman Empire.

Developers Keepmoat have now amended their plans for the site to preserve the remains, and houses will no longer be built over them. The area will instead be designated as public open space.

Historic England also intend to apply for Scheduled Ancient Monument status for the site, and will fund further archaeological work and analysis.

Inspector of ancient monuments Keith Emerick said: “These archaeological remains are a fantastic find and are far more than we ever dreamed of discovering at this site. They are already giving us a better knowledge and understanding of Roman Britain. We are grateful to Keepmoat Homes for their sensitive and professional approach to helping ensure the future conservation of this important historical site.”

Corporate director for business and environmental services at North Yorkshire County Council Karl Battersby, who also advised the developers, added: “This is a remarkable discovery which adds to the story of Roman settlement in North Yorkshire. Work by local archaeologists has already established the buildings were designed by the highest quality architects available in northern Europe during the era and constructed by the finest craftsmen.

“Because of the significance of this, it is excellent to see that the layout of the new housing has been redesigned so this important part of our history can be preserved. There will be further work on the finds and environmental samples to try to establish exactly what this enigmatic site was and why it was created so far from other Roman centres.”

Although there is evidence of a Roman signal station on the headland near Scarborough, it had been previously thought that there had not been a formal settlement in the area during their period of occupation.


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A large Roman complex that is the first of its kind ever found in Britain and could well be unique in the entire empire has been unearthed in Scarborough, North Yorkshire. It was uncovered during an archaeological excavation at the site of a planned real estate development. A geophysical survey indicated the presence of something of interest under the surface, but archaeologists had no idea how remarkable that something would prove be.

The floorplan of the structures unearthed so far is about the size of two tennis courts. The layout of the complex is what makes it so unusual. There is a cylindrical central room/tower with four rectangular rooms leading off of it left, right, top and bottom, forming a rough cross shape. There is also a bathhouse and other structures. Archaeologists hypothesize that it was a luxurious elite villa or perhaps a religious sanctuary. It may have been both at different times.

Karl Battersby, corporate director, business and environmental services at North Yorkshire County Council, said: “This is a remarkable discovery, which adds to the story of Roman settlement in North Yorkshire.

“Work by North Yorkshire archaeologists has already established the buildings were designed by the highest-quality architects in Northern Europe in the era and constructed by the finest craftsmen.

“Because of the significance of this, it is excellent to see that the layout of the new housing has been redesigned so this important part of our history can be preserved.

“There will be further work on the finds and environmental samples to try to establish exactly what this enigmatic site was and why it was created so far from other Roman centres.”

The find is so significant that Historic England will recommend it be granted protected scheduled monument status. The developers have already gone back to the drawing board and redesigned the housing estate so that the archaeological remains will be part of a public greenspace that was originally going to be somewhere else on the property.

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Rare Roman remains found at North Yorkshire housing development

Rare Roman remains discovered at a housing development in Scarborough are believed to be the first of their kind in Britain and possibly the entire ancient Roman empire.

Archaeological excavations uncovered the remains at the development in North Yorkshire , which has now been redesigned to conserve the find.

Historic England are set to recommend that the large complex of buildings found at the Eastfield site is protected as a nationally important scheduled monument.

Housing developer Keepmoat Homes employed archaeologists to carry out excavations at the site, which was suspected of containing Iron Age and Roman remains.

A spokesman for Historic England said the Roman remains uncovered were more significant than anticipated with the complex including a circular central room, with several rooms leading off it, and a bath house.

Archaeologists believe the remains are likely to represent a high-status luxury Roman villa or religious sanctuary, or a combination of both.

The spokesman said: "This type of building layout has never been seen before in Britain and could even be the first of its kind to be discovered within the whole former Roman Empire."

Historic England will grant aid for the additional archaeological work, which will include the analysis and publication of discoveries made at the site.

Keith Emerick, the inspector of ancient monuments at Historic England, said: "These archaeological remains are a fantastic find and are far more than we ever dreamed of discovering at this site.

"They are already giving us better knowledge and understanding of Roman Britain.

"We are grateful to Keepmoat Homes for their sensitive and professional approach to helping ensure the future conservation of this important historical site."

Karl Battersby, corporate director, business and environmental services at North Yorkshire County Council, said: "This is a remarkable discovery, which adds to the story of Roman settlement in North Yorkshire.

"Work by North Yorkshire archaeologists has already established the buildings were designed by the highest-quality architects in Northern Europe in the era and constructed by the finest craftsmen.

"Because of the significance of this, it is excellent to see that the layout of the new housing has been redesigned so this important part of our history can be preserved.

"There will be further work on the finds and environmental samples to try to establish exactly what this enigmatic site was and why it was created so far from other Roman centres."


Remains of a &aposhigh-status&apos Roman villa discovered in Scarborough

  • Excavations at the Yorkshire housing development uncover villa and bath house
  • The ‘nationally important’ site may even represent a religious Roman sanctuary
  • Historic England said they were far more than they ‘ever dreamed of discovering’

Remains of a ‘high-status’ Roman villa and bath house have been discovered beneath a building site near Scarborough in North Yorkshire.

The ‘fantastic find’ was made during archaeological excavations at a housing development in the small town of Eastfield.

Excavations revealed a large complex of buildings including a circular central room with a number of rooms leading off it, as well as the bath house.

Archaeologists believe the remains are likely to represent a high-status luxury Roman villa or religious sanctuary, or a combination of both.

They’re likely the first of their kind to be found in Britain and possibly the entire ancient Roman Empire, which spanned from England to western Asia at its peak around AD 100.

Photo issued by Historic England of rare Roman remains discovered during archaeological excavations at a housing development in Eastfield, Scarborough

‘These archaeological remains are a fantastic find and are far more than we ever dreamed of discovering at this site,’ said Keith Emerick, inspector of ancient monuments at Historic England.

‘They are already giving us a better knowledge and understanding of Roman Britain.’

Housing developer Keepmoat Homes employed archaeologists to carry out excavations at the site, which has now been redesigned to conserve the find.

‘We are grateful to Keepmoat Homes for their sensitive and professional approach to helping ensure the future conservation of this important historical site,’ said Emerick.

Historic England said it will recommend that the remains be protected as a nationally important scheduled monument.

A scheduled monument is an important archaeological or historic site that is given protection under the Ancient Monuments and Archaeological Areas Act 1979.

Eastfield is a town in North Yorkshire, England. Housing developer Keepmoat Homes is based in Doncaster

The excavations revealed a large complex of buildings including a circular central room with a number of rooms leading off it, as well as a bath house

A spokesman for Historic England said the remains were more significant than anticipated.

‘This type of building layout has never been seen before in Britain and could even be the first of its kind to be discovered within the whole former Roman Empire,’ they said.

Historic England will grant aid for the additional archaeological work, which will include the analysis and publication of discoveries made at the site.

‘This is a remarkable discovery, which adds to the story of Roman settlement in North Yorkshire,’ said Karl Battersby, corporate director, business and environmental services at North Yorkshire County Council.

‘Work by North Yorkshire archaeologists has already established the buildings were designed by the highest-quality architects in Northern Europe in the era and constructed by the finest craftsmen.

Archaeology experts believe the remains are likely to represent a high-status luxury Roman villa or religious sanctuary, or perhaps a combination of both

‘Because of the significance of this, it is excellent to see that the layout of the new housing has been redesigned so this important part of our history can be preserved.

‘There will be further work on the finds and environmental samples to try to establish exactly what this enigmatic site was and why it was created so far from other Roman centres.’

David Walker, Scarborough Borough Council planning manager, added: ‘We are pleased to grant a change to Keepmoat’s original planning application to accommodate the preservation of this nationally important archaeological discovery.

‘In creating new homes for future generations, it is only right that we keep alive the fascinating history of those that have gone before us and how they lived.’

How England spent almost half a millennium under Roman rule

55BC – Julius Caesar crossed the channel with around 10,000 soldiers. They landed at a Pegwell Bay on the Isle of Thanet and were met by a force of Britons. Caesar was forced to withdraw.

54BC – Caesar crossed the channel again in his second attempt to conquer Britain. He came with with 27,000 infantry and cavalry and landed at Deal but were unopposed. They marched inland and after hard battles they defeated the Britons and key tribal leaders surrendered.

However, later that year, Caesar was forced to return to Gaul to deal with problems there and the Romans left.

54BC – 43BC – Although there were no Romans present in Britain during these years, their influence increased due to trade links.

43AD – A Roman force of 40,000 led by Aulus Plautius landed in Kent and took the south east. The emperor Claudius appointed Plautius as Governor of Britain and returned to Rome.

47AD – Londinium (London) was founded and Britain was declared part of the Roman empire. Networks of roads were built across the country.

50AD – Romans arrived in the southwest and made their mark in the form of a wooden fort on a hill near the river Exe. A town was created at the site of the fort decades later and names Isca.

When Romans let and Saxons ruled, all ex-Roman towns were called a ‘ceaster’. this was called ‘Exe ceaster’ and a merger of this eventually gave rise to Exeter.

75 – 77AD – Romans defeated the last resistant tribes, making all Britain Roman. Many Britons started adopting Roman customs and law.

122AD – Emperor Hadrian ordered that a wall be built between England and Scotland to keep Scottish tribes out.

312AD – Emperor Constantine made Christianity legal throughout the Roman empire.

228AD – The Romans were being attacked by barbarian tribes and soldiers stationed in the country started to be recalled to Rome.

410AD – All Romans were recalled to Rome and Emperor Honorious told Britons they no longer had a connection to Rome.


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