Wall Roman Site, Wall, Staffordshire

Wall Roman Site, Wall, Staffordshire
Photograph taken 01 May 1985 © Skyscan Balloon Photography, Historic England Archive Photo Library ref: K850212

The Roman town at Wall was known as Letocetum in Roman times. The town lay on the Roman Road of Watling Street, the Roman military road to North Wales and became a key staging post. Visitors (usually imperial postal couriers) changed their horses and stayed overnight in the guest house (mansio), making use of the bath house. The surviving remains of the bath house and guest house are visible today and can be seen clearly on this aerial view. The Wall bypass built in 1965, part of the A5, can be seen at the top of the photograph. The property is in the care of English Heritage (2011).

Location

Staffordshire Wall

Period

Roman (43 - 409)

Tags

english heritage aerial bath house roman (43 - 409) road