Archaeology - Beauport Park

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Beauport Park

  • 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,


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