- Created by: ZodiacRat
- Created on: 17-06-15 11:40
- In 1862 a huge **** heap on the site was found, evidence of probably the third largest iron works in the whole Roman Empire. In 1967 work uncovered an impressively preserved bath house.
- Iron production in Roman Britain was widespread, but they had several major British production sites, one being Beauport Park. Evidence of mining and smelting.
- The Romans targeted this area for the iron, which they smelted down using oak from the woods.
- Bath house roofed with tiles bearing the CL BR stamp.
- Iron was manufactured using bloomeries and it is the remains of these with their associated **** heaps and mine or ‘bell’ pits which can be found in woods and gills throughout the High Weald,…