Excavations at Deansway, Worcester 1988-89: Romano-British small town to late medieval city


Hal Dalwood (2004)


The Deansway excavation lay in the center of Worcester, where four large areas excavated in 1988-89. Deeply stratified deposits revealed extensive evidence for the development of the settlement from a Romano-British small town to a late medieval city. This volume is a major contribution to understanding the development of Worcester. The evidence for the Romano-British settlement and the important role played by ironworking is examined in detail. The excavation located the Anglo-Saxon defenses and evidence for intensive urban occupation from the 10th century onwards. This volume considers fully the evidence for medieval buildings, craft production, food consumption and material culture. A late medieval bronze foundry was fully investigated, and provides an important contribution to knowledge of this industry.

CBA Research Report 139

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