Destination | Bromley Walks and Tours

Fordcroft Romano-British Bathhouse

08 June 2024

14:30 -15:30

Join a tour led by the Orpington and District Archaeological Society (ODAS) of the foundations of a Romano-British Bathhouse.

The bathhouse had three rooms, the caldarium (hot room), tepidarium (warm room) and the frigidarium (cold room). The building was made of flint and excavation has revealed that it was roofed with clay tiles. It would have had plaster walls inside. Part of the underfloor heating system – the hypocaust – can be seen. Wood was burned in the stokehole; the hot air passed under the floor, and up the walls through a cavity system of box flue tiles.

See pieces of Roman roof tile, box flue tile and Roman pottery. Stand by the foundations and reimagine what the bathhouse would have looked like in Roman times.

Donations towards ODAS' work will be welcome.

Image: Orpington and District Archaeological Society

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Location

Fordcroft Romano-British Bathhouse

Meet at gate to bathhouse site in Bellefield Road,
St Mary Cray.
BR5 2DH

We meet at bathhouse gate, guide will give a tour of the foundations of the Roman Bathhouse


Tickets / Admission

Free

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Organiser

Orpington and District Archaeological Society

Website:
www.odas.org.uk

Accessibility

For queries regarding access requirements for this event please contact: orparchsoc@yahoo.co.uk .
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Limited disabled parking only at site. Buses 273, R11, 51

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