Romano-British Merseyside

Finds from Meols demonstrate that trade contacts extended as far as the Mediterranean, with Roman, French and Carthaginian artefacts all making their way to north west Britain.

However, extensive Romanisation simply did not occur – items from the Roman Empire may have been used by the Iron Age Britons, but Roman culture found only part of the way into local lives.

The large scale and communal cattle corralling settlements were gone, replaced with much smaller, and probably privately used, Iron Age farmsteads.

Small amounts of coal, iron and lead from local sources would have been traded with Roman Deva (Chester), and the landscape would have been dotted with small farmsteads and settlements joined by trackways which snaked between clearings in the woodland and scrub wasteland.

Mapping the History of Liverpool

Interactive old maps of Liverpool's suburbs, old maps of Merseyside, and details of our protected, listed heritage.

And don't forget the book, Liverpool: a Landscape History

Recommended Reading

These are some of my favourite books on Liverpool history. They're what I'd recommend to someone who wants great coverage of the whole history of the port and city.

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Old maps from Cassini

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