Caistor Roman Town

Caistor St Edmund
Caistor St Edmund: line of the southern defences © David Gill

The Roman town of Caistor St Edmund (Venta Icenorum) lies to the south of Norwich. Particularly good views of the site can be gained from the railway. The site is now managed by the Norfolk Archaeological Trust and there are a series of routes (and interpretation boards) to help visitors to explore the site. The line of the walls are easy to distinguish.

Caistor excavations
Excavations outside the southern defences

Recent excavations to the south of the walls have shown that occupation continued outside the walls.

Author: David Gill

David Gill is Honorary Professor in the Centre for Heritage at the University of Kent, and Honorary Research Fellow in the School of History and an Academic Associate in SISJAC at UEA; Professor of Archaeological Heritage.

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