Poverest Road Bath House and Anglo-Saxon Cemetery

Poverest Road Bath House and Anglo-Saxon Cemetery
Poverest Road
Orpington
Kent
BR6 0HH
England

Website

www.bromley.gov.uk/leisure/museums/Poverest+Road+Bath+House+and+Anglo-Saxon+Cemetery.htm

E-mail

Bromley Museum

bromley.museum@bromley.gov.uk

Telephone

01689 873826

Fax

Bromley Museum

All information is drawn from or provided by the venues themselves and every effort is made to ensure it is correct. Please remember to double check opening hours with the venue concerned before making a special visit.

The bath-house is situated in Poverest Road, Orpington and was excavated between 1971 and 1975.

It consists of three rooms, the walls of which stand up to 600mm high. Used from about AD270 to AD400 it probably served a small settlement or farm complex that extended southwards towards Fordcroft Road. The remains, which include a hypocaust (central heating system), can be seen inside a public viewing building. Between about AD450 and AD550 pagan Anglo-Saxons buried their dead to the north and east of the former bath-house. Men, women and children were interred with their weapons, pottery and jewellery. Their settlement may have been close to St Joseph’s, St Mary Cray where a small sunken-floor house of Anglo-Saxon date was excavated some years ago.

The site is open on specified dates or private visits can be arranged through Bromley Museum. Please contact the museum for more information.

Venue Type:

Historic house or home, Archaeological site

Collection details

Archaeology

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