Roman Bath House

Remains of Romano-British Bath House and Anglo-Saxon Cemetery, Bellefield Road, Orpington, BR5 2DH.

ODAS’ Michael Meekums talks about the Roman Bathhouse

 

The Bath House was excavated by Bromley Museum and ODAS members between 1971 and 1975. It appears to have been in use in Roman times from AD 100, was extended around AD 270 and fell out of use around AD 400. Nearby, there are pagan Anglo-Saxon graves dating from AD 450 to AD 550.

Roman Bath House Drawing

Roman Bath House

How the Bathhouse may have looked – drawing by Christina Clark

The bathhouse is only open to the public on certain days, usually one weekend at the end of July every year. Dates are posted on the main page of this website

Here are some photographs from recent bathhouse open days.

Roman Bathhouse

Roman Bathhouse Visitors

View of Remains

Roman Bathhouse Remains

Roman Bathhouse Remains

ODAS is always present at open days

ODAS bookstall

ODAS bookstall

Anglo Saxon re-enactors in 2010

Anglo-Saxon Re-enactors

Anglo-Saxon Re-enactors

Anglo-Saxon Re-enactors

Anglo-Saxon Re-enactors