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AXMINSTER ROMAN FORT

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The site of Axminster Roman fort. Earthwork remains of a rectangular enclosure at Woodbury Farm, measuring 144 metres by 132 metres, enclosing an area of 1.9 hectares. Excavations have revealed it to be a Roman fort dating to the second century AD. It may have been double ditched, with more than one phase of defences. Evidence was also retrieved for a substantial number of stone buildings within the enclosure, possibly a lodging house.

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