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Roman and medieval townhouses on the London waterfront: excavations at Governor's House, City of London

2001

Abstract

Excavations in 1969 revealed a substantial Roman building, interpreted as a townhouse attached to the ‘Governor’s Palace’ complex. In 1994–7 new work uncovered a prehistoric marsh, a quay dated to AD 84 and a later revetment. Two Roman buildings predated the townhouse, with one possibly a goldworker’s premises. New evidence for the townhouse indicates that it developed separately from other large Roman buildings to the west. After a long period of abandonment, renewed activity included 11th-century pitting succeeded by cellared buildings. The walls of the 14th-century Pountney’s Inn, later the Manor of the Rose, were recorded along Suffolk Lane. This volume, MoLAS Monograph 9, presents the results of the archaeological work at this important site in a clear chronological narrative supported by many detailed illustrations and specialist reports.

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