Roman Gloucester (Zoom)

Thursday 18th February 2021 at 7.30pm

by Andrew Armstrong, Gloucester City Archaeologist

Andrew is going to talk about Roman Gloucester, whose footprint can still be seen in today’s streets, while traces of the ancient city turn up in surprising places.

Recently as a result of all the building work in Gloucester,  Andrew has made a number of exciting discoveries – from all historical periods but the Roman ones are significant!

To quote from

Conservation work is beginning on what have been described as some of the most important discoveries in Gloucester for decades.

The two carved stone fragments – one from an important Roman building and the other from an altar – were discovered at the front of St Mary de Crypt church in Southgate Street as part of groundworks for the Discover De Crypt restoration project.


Gloucester City Council archaeologist Andrew Armstrong said: “These are the most important fragments of Roman stonework to be found in Gloucester for some decades and the fact they were found so close to the city centre means they may have been associated with the Roman forum, a public space in the centre of the Roman city, or large public buildings around the forum.”

Please note that you won’t be required to wear a hard hat and don a hiviz jacket for this Zoom meeting!

Andrew Armstrong is the City Archaeologist for Gloucester – his main role is advising the Planning Department of the City Council on the likely implications of development proposals on the archaeology beneath. The significant recent major construction projects around the historical centre will no doubt have been keeping him busy interpreting all the newly revealed remains.

You are invited to this fourth talk of the Stroud Civic Society 2020-2021 season. Please note you will need to register in advance for this meeting – simply click on this link and fill in the details requested:

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