NGRef: ST4401
OSMap: LR193
Type: Fort
None identified

During excavations over the years at the Waddon Hill Roman fort a number of animal bones have been uncovered, including those of Ox, Sheep, Goat, Pig, Hare and Fox; the latter animal very likely being hunted and killed for sport and as a means of pest control. The remains of several types of mollusc were also found, including Oyster, Cockle, Edible Snail and Venerupis. In addition, the soldiers also ate several species of domestic and wild fowl, as evidenced by the bones of Chicken, Duck, Mallard, Wader, Dove/Pigeon, Redwing, Bantam and Raven.

There is an Iron-Age hillfort nearby at Pilsdon Pen.

See: The Roman Military Diet by R.W. Davies, in Britannia ii (1971) pp.122-142.
Page Citation: Kevan White (2018) "Roman Britain: WADDON HILL"