Lunt Roman Fort

Excavations by Coventry Museum service in the 1960s suggest that the Lunt Roman fort, situation south of Coventry and the River Sowe, was constructed around 60-80AD in response to the Boudiccan Revolt.

Within the perimeter defences would have been a number of barrack blocks, granaries, a shrine and officers quarters, together with latrines, rubbish pits, wells and bread ovens.

Finds from the fort include pottery, coins and metalware which have helped to date the successive phases of construction and development of the site.

A second phase of construction includes a `gyrus’ or `horse schooling ring’ which, combined with the evidence for stables and the large number of horse fittings recorded by excavation, supports the belief that the garrison of the fort included a large cavalry contingent.

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