Further discoveries at Bristol's Royal Fort
Press release issued: 8 December 2009
More secrets of Bristol’s Royal Fort, one of the most significant fortifications from the English Civil War, have been uncovered by archaeologists from Bristol and Region Archaeological Services working on the site behind the University of Bristol’s H. H. Wills Physics Laboratory.
Perhaps the most unusual building discovered however, is a subterranean structure measuring over five metres square and several metres deep, possibly a magazine for storing munitions such as gunpowder.
Bruce Williams, Manager of Bristol and Region Archaeological Services (BaRAS) who directed the project said: “The excavations have helped to re-write our knowledge of the Royal Fort, in particular the scale of the fortified structures within its walls.”