Lewes History Group talk: Romano-British Settlements in the Lower Ouse Valley – Monday 8 March 2021, 7:20 for 7:30pm start

A Zoom Webinar

David Rudling: Romano-British Settlements in the Lower Ouse Valley

The Ouse valley in East Sussex is a key communication route from the Channel coast, via the Downs to the wide expanse of the Weald. It traverses and encompasses landscapes and archaeological sites of both local and regional importance – all connected by the river Ouse and its valley.

Dr David Rudling’s talk will review the archaeological fieldwork that has been undertaken in the valley to investigate and record Romano-British settlements and land-use. He will look at the emergence and fates of sites such as the native settlement at Bishopstone, the villas at Newhaven, Beddingham, Barcombe and Plumpton, and the nucleated settlement near Barcombe Mills. He will also consider the main Roman roads in the valley and the iron working sites north of Barcombe Mills.

Dr Rudling is one of the best known archaeologists currently working in Sussex, and a specialist in Romano-British settlement. He has led many Sussex excavations, including most recently, the Roman villa site at Plumpton. Formerly Senior Lecturer in Archaeology at University of Sussex, he is now the Academic Director of the Sussex School of Archaeology based at Selmeston. He is a co-editor of ‘The Archaeology of the Ouse Valley, Sussex, to AD 1500’.

Barcombe AD 250 by Andy Gammon
Barcombe AD 250, © Andy Gammon

To join this talk, you need to
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  3) click on that link to attend the talk 10 minutes before it starts

LHG Members can attend our talks for free. We will send members emails with a link to Zoom registration. Then please follow steps 1, 2, and 3 as above. 

Non-members can buy a ticket (£4) from TicketSource. The ticket will provide a link to Zoom registration. Then please follow steps 1, 2, and 3 as above. 

Please join the webinar at 7:20pm.

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