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Bidwell, P.T. 1979: The Legionary Bath-House and Basilica and Forum at Exeter, Exeter Archaeological Reports 1, Exeter

Bidwell, P.T. 1980: Roman Exeter: Fortress and Town, Exeter

Blaylock, S.R. and Henderson, G.C. 1987: Exeter Archaeology 1985/6, Exeter

Booth, P. 2007: ‘8. South-western counties’, in Burnham, B.C., Hunter, F., Booth, P., Worrell, S., Hassall, M.W.C., and Tomlin, R.S.O., ‘Roman Britain in 2006’, in Britannia 38, 294–6

Fox, A. 1952: Roman Exeter (Isca Dumnoniorum): Excavations in the War-Damaged Areas, 1945–7, Manchester

Fox, A. 1966: ‘Roman Exeter (Isca dumnoniorum), origins and early development’, in Wacher, J.S. (ed.), The Civitas Capitals of Roman Britain, Leicester, 46–51

Frere, S.S. 1983: ‘Roman Britain in 1982. I. Sites explored’, Britannia 14, 320–3

Henderson, C.G. 1984: Exeter Archaeology 1983/4, Exeter

Henderson, C.G. 1988: ‘Exeter (Isca Dumnoniorum)’ in Webster, G. (ed.), Fortress into City. The Consolidation of Roman Britain, First Century AD, London, 91–119

Henderson, C.G. 1991: ‘Aspects of the planning of the Neronian fortress of legio II Augusta at Exeter’, in Maxfield, V.A. and Dobson, M.J. (eds), Roman Frontier Studies 1989. Proceedings of the XVth International Congress of Roman Frontier Studies, Exeter, 73–83

Holbrook, N. and Fox, A. 1987: ‘Excavations in the legionary fortress at Bartholomew Street East, Exeter 1959’, Devon Archaeological Society Proceedings 45, 23–57

Morris, P. 1933–6: ‘Report of the Exeter Excavation Committee’, Proceedings of the Devon Archaeological Exploration Society 2, 227–31

Ralegh Radford, C.A. and Morris, P. 1933–6: ‘Report of the Exeter Excavation Committee: the defences of Roman Exeter’, Proceedings of the Devon Archaeological Exploration Society 2, 181–7

Rankov, N.B. 1982: ‘Roman Britain in 1981. I. Sites explored’, Britannia 13, 328–95


Bidwell, P.T. and Boon, G.C. 1976: ‘An antefix type of the Second Augustan Legion from Exeter’, Britannia 7, 278–80

Holbrook, N. and Bidwell, P.T. 1991: Roman Finds from Exeter, Exeter Archaeological Reports 4, Exeter

Holbrook, N. and Bidwell, P.T. 1992: ‘Roman pottery from Exeter 1980–1990’, Journal of Roman Pottery Studies 5, 35–80

Straker, V., Robinson, M., and Robinson, E. 1984: ‘Biological investigation of waterlogged deposits in the Roman fortress ditch at Exeter’, Proceedings of the Dorset Archaeological and Natural History Society 42, 59–69

Visiting and browsing

There is nothing of the legionary fortress for the visitor to see today. When the baths were excavated, it was planned that they would ultimately be opened for public display (to which end they were buried in sand), but as yet this has not happened. Finds from the fortress are housed in the Royal Albert Memorial Museum on Queen Street.

There is a small local council website about Roman Exeter and the museum website has a timeline which includes a section on the fortress.

Additional information for inclusion may be sent to info@legionaryfortresses.info
(please put fortress site name in the subject line; all other emails may be treated as spam and deleted).

Page last updated 25th January 2013