Archive for August, 2015

Aerial photo of the site in 1971 (J Pickering)

Aerial photo of the site in 1971 (J Pickering)


There are three types of fort: the fortress was for an entire legion (5,000 men) and both Wroxeter and Chester were the closest fortresses to Pennocrucium; the vexilliation fortress, it has been mooted, dates to around the conquest period and was for housing half a legion – it has been suggested that Kinvaston was one of these; the auxiliary fort was for between 500 – 1,000 troops, be they infantry, cavalry or a mixture of the two. Pennocrucium has two of these… what do we know about them and their relationship to each other… https://wyrleyblog.wordpress.com/other-places/pennocrucium-roman-penkridge/pennocrucium-roman-penkridge-pt5/

E Thomas, registered as a member of Harrison's Club from 1910

E Thomas, registered as a member of Harrison’s Club from 1910


Read the updated story of Great Wyrley and Harrison’s WWI fallen soldier, Ernest Thomas. Ernest, a village baker, owned one of the horses that were maimed during the 1903 outrages and it cost him not only his horse… https://wyrleyblog.wordpress.com/wyrley-landywood/the-harrisons-club-great-wyrley-war-memorial-history/harrisons-fallen-introduction-and-ernest-thomas/

Camp 1 from the SW. 1975. (CUCAP BTM 40)

Camp 1 from the SW. 1975. (CUCAP BTM 40)


Along with the several unidentified cropmarks that appear within our area (see part 3) there are three recognised Roman forts (Stretton, Kinvaston and Watling Street) and five Roman Camps (three near Stretton and two near Water Eaton). As the camps likely constitute, in my opinion, the earliest phases of Roman construction in the area, they will examined in this section while the forts, settlement and the villa will be in future articles… https://wyrleyblog.wordpress.com/other-places/pennocrucium-roman-penkridge/pennocrucium-roman-penkridge-pt4/