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St. Mildred's Bay, Westgate

St. Mildred's Bay, Westgate

A number of other sites on Thanet may have been the location of Roman buildings of unknown size and status. Some are known from antiquarian references others were found more recently but have only limited descriptions. Some archaeological sites have produced building material and artefacts that should be associated with buildings but no buildings have yet been located.

St. Mildred's Bay, Westgate

St.Mildred's Bay Ordnance survey 1877

Roman remains were recorded on the site of the construction of St.Mildred's Hotel, Westgate. Little further information is known about the site, although a tessalated pavement is said to have been found on the site indicating a building of soem importance. The discoveries were made before 1877 and probably after 1819 when the first Ordnance Survey map was issued.

Excavations to the west of the site in 2006 produced evidence of a Saxon settlement of 6th to 9th century date with a few residual Roman finds. Roman pottery and pits were found in excavtions on the foreshore in the 1980's and 1990's. An excavation close to the location of the building produced more pottery but no further evidence of a structure.

Ges Moody

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