Book 1, Chapter 4, 78 AD to 306 AD – Roman Roads and Towns – Continued
Roman London was built on the elevated around on both sides of a small stream, known in after times as Wallbrook, which ran into the Thames not far from the present site of Southwark Bridge. Whenever excavations are now made within the city proper, remains of Roman floors, some of them in excellent preservation, are found at a depth of some twelve to twenty feet below the present level of the surface. At the western end of what is known as Watling Street, stood the principal temples and public buildings, on the side which sloped ‘down’ to the river. The northern parts of the town appear to have contained large and elegant mansions, judging from the extensive remains brought to light.
Among the other more important towns founded at this period were the following:
|Roman Name||English Name||Roman Name||English Name|
|Verulamium Uriconium Pons Aelii Camalodunum Glevum Durolipons Eburacum Caesaromagus Corinium Deva Darnovaria Dubrae Lutudarum Anderida||St. Alban’s Worcester Newcastle Colchester Gloucester Godmanchester York Chelmsford Cirencester Chester Dorchester Dover Chesterfield Pevensey||Lindum Danum Segedunum Calleva Durocobrivae Ratae Luguvallium Camboricum Maridunum Salinae Regnum Coccium Isca Damnoniorum||Lincoln Doncaster Wallsend Silchester Dunstable Leicester Carlisle Cambridge Carmathen Droiturich Chichester Ribchester Exeter|
Besides these, there were many other important towns and cities, many of which enjoyed municipal rights and privileges, but of which only the names are known, either their precise situation is matter of dispute, or, if known, they have long ceased to be centres of population and industry.
Chapter 4, Agricola
Chapter 4, Roman Roads and Towns
Chapter 4, Roman Memorial of Death
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