The major Roman forts and towns of Cheshire are well known. The Roman countryside has been rather overlooked. Yet, exciting recent finds of treasure and farmsteads help to illuminate the obscure rural population of the county at that time.
Dr Rob Philpott is an archaeological consultant working in the North West of England. He is also a part-time Research Assistant in the Department of Archaeology, Classics and Egyptology and a part-time Continuing Education lecturer at the University of Liverpool. He was head of Archaeology at National Museums Liverpool until 2015. He has been involved for three decades in research into the Romano-British and later rural settlement in lowland North West, through aerial reconnaissance, field walking and excavation, and has excavated and published a number of Roman, medieval and post-medieval sites in the region. He is a Member of the Chartered Institute for Archaeologists and a Fellow of the Society of Antiquaries of London.
This lecture is a joint event between Goostrey Guild and Goosfest.