west corner. This building was at least 30 feet long and 10 feet wide. It was probably continuously occupied from the mid- second to the late third or fourth centuries A.D. The extent of the Romano-British occupation at the Bulwarks remains unknown, although it was clearly of a civil nature, with the buildings built close behind the innermost rampart on the western side of the fort in order to obtain the maximum shelter from the prevailing westerly winds. We may suspect that the main focus of the Iron Age occupation of the site also lies behind the western defences. However, further excavation is needed to elucidate matters such as these, and particularly to answer the question as to whether we are dealing with a continuity of occupation from the Iron Age into the Roman period. JEFFREY L. DAVIES 2. The Roman Villa at Whitton Excavations of 1968 Work in 1968 on the embanked settlement at Whitton (ST 081713)1 involved the west end of the south range and the whole of the west range, with the intervening south-west angle. In 1969 it is proposed to complete the work on the north range, and in 1970 the remainder of the courtyard will be examined. Little further work was done on the defences, but the line of the ditch was established on the south and west sides. Its width was consistently 6 to 7 metres, as it was near the east gate, emphasising the defensive character of the site in its pre- Roman phases. There was no indication of an entrance in the area investigated. The stone buildings in the south range repeated the pattern of those examined in 1967. A single large room (12.5 x 5.0 m.) had another room (3.0 x 3.0 m.) added to its west end; this had been cut into the solid limestone. Like the more easterly structure found in 1967, it appears to be a hypocaust which was never fired; but it is possible that from the first it was intended 1 Morgannwg IX (1965), 91-95; X (1966), 59-63; XI (1967) 78-81.
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