Letocetum

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Letocetum is a historical site, now know as the village of Wall, Staffordshire, England, being the remains of a Roman settlement. It is owned and run by the National Trust.

The name Letocetum eventually became associated with the current city of Lichfield

History

Letocetum was an important staging post near the junction of Watling Street the Roman military road to North Wales (now the A5 road) and Icknield Street or Ryknild Street (now the A38).

There are some remaining ruins and an on-site museum which displays many of the excavated finds.

External links

  • National Trust (http://www.nationaltrust.org.uk/scripts/nthandbook.dll?ACTION=PROPERTY&PROPERTYID=132)
  • English Heritage (http://accessibility.english-heritage.org.uk/filestore/visitsevents/asp/visits/Details.asp?Property_Id=356)
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