Roman Porchestor (285AD – 350AD) (Evidence of sites use: ((Roman) Leather…
Roman Porchestor (285AD – 350AD)
When was it created?
Built by (Roman) Marcus Aurelius Carausius
Built between 285AD and 290AD
Why was it created?
Barbarian attacks along the east coast were a problem for the Roman empire
To combat this they created a chain of 9 forts along South/ East the coast
(3 metre high) Tile & Flint wall
Land + Water gate
20 D-shaped bastions
How was it used?
Safe harbor for ships and for soldiers
Excavations (in 1960) revealed graves of kids (From 300AD onwards) suggesting mixed communities lived there.
Originally a naval base that intercepted pirate attacks
-- Meaning a military prescence
Evidence of sites use:
(Roman) Leather shoes found
Roman flint and tile in the outer bailey walls.
Coins minted by Carausius discovered at Portchester meaning the site was created between 285AD and 290AD.
Graves of children (300AD) show a civilian population.