Type: Major Settlement
Roman Building at Sea Mills
Lying at the junction of Roman Way with the Portway, this was possibly a workshop or an office in the Roman town of Abonae.
ESE (8) to TRAIECTVS (Bitton, nr, Willsbridge, Avon)|
Situated near the mouth of the River Avon at the confluence with the River Trym, this major Romano-British settlement probably served the nearby spa town of Aquae Sulis (Bath) as its river-port. Five fragments of a limestone tombstone was found in 1873 at a site overlooking the railway station at Little Sneyd. The stone now resides in Bristol City Museum, the recorded visible text is shown and translated below.
|SPES G SENTI ...|
|"The expectations of Gaius Sentius ..."|
(RIB 137; tombstone fragments)