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Wery Wall

A Grade II Listed Building in Lancaster, Lancashire

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Latitude: 54.0515 / 54°3'5"N

Longitude: -2.8035 / 2°48'12"W

OS Eastings: 347491

OS Northings: 462022

OS Grid: SD474620

Mapcode National: GBR 8PVL.VD

Mapcode Global: WH846.XF5F

Entry Name: Wery Wall

Listing Date: 22 December 1953

Last Amended: 13 March 1995

Grade: II

Source: Historic England

Source ID: 1195059

English Heritage Legacy ID: 383345

Location: Lancaster, Lancashire, LA1

County: Lancashire

District: Lancaster

Town: Lancaster

Electoral Ward/Division: Castle

Built-Up Area: Lancaster

Traditional County: Lancashire

Lieutenancy Area (Ceremonial County): Lancashire

Church of England Parish: Lancaster St Mary with St John and St Anne

Church of England Diocese: Blackburn

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Listing Text


1685-1/3/312 (East side (off))
22/12/53 Wery Wall
(Formerly Listed as:
Wery Wall)


Fragment of masonry from C4 fort. Sandstone rubble. An
irregular mass of masonry, standing approx 2m high above the
upper ground level, and built into the edge of a steep slope
which runs parallel with the River Lune.
HISTORY: the Wery Wall is mentioned as a boundary in documents
dating from C11 to C18, when its remains may have been more
extensive. Its Roman origins were confirmed by excavations
carried out in the early 1970s in advance of the adjacent
Mitre House development. It probably formed the core of a
polygonal external bastion at the north angle of a fort of the
'Saxon Shore' type which was constructed about AD 330 on a new
alignment. The associated ditch cut through an earlier bath
house which was also excavated, and its consolidated remains
are now exposed and adjoin the Wery Wall.
(Centre for North-West Regional Studies Occasional Papers:
White A & Shotter D: The Roman Fort and Town of Lancaster:
Lancaster: 1990-: 17, 27).

Listing NGR: SD4749162022

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