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Letocetum Roman Baths Site and Museum
 
Letocetum, now known as the village of Wall, is the remains of a Roman settlement. Letocetum is the Latinised version of the Old British "Letoceton"; leto- — grey, ceton — 'wooded area'; cf. Modern Welsh llwyd and coed with the same meanings respectively; cf. also Middle Welsh Caer LwytgoedLichfield; caer — fortification. Letocetum was an important mansio (hotel) or staging post for overnight accommodation, near the junction of Watling Street, the Roman military road to North Wales (now the A5 road), and Icknield (or Ryknield) Street (now the A38). It provided overnight accommodation for travelling Roman officials and imperial messengers.
 
 
Plan of the Roman Bath-House at Letocetum
 
Remains of the Roman Bath-House at Letocetum
 
 
 
Graham Webster notes that it was listed in the Historia Brittonum writing "Wall, appearing as Cair Luitcoyt, and undoubtedly correctly ascribed, appears rather incongruously among such major towns and military depots as York, London, Chester, Wroxcter, Caerleon, and Caer-went, but nevertheless must have been a place of important consequence because of its inclusion as a strategic city".
 
 
 How Letocetum could have looked
 
The mansio which is probably to the north east of the villa (bath house) is not presently visible. The foundations of the villa can be seen, and many of the finds from the excavations are displayed in the on-site museum. It is an open-air site, accessible at all reasonable times. The open-air site and museum of Roman finds are manned by volunteers on the last Saturday and Sunday of each month, from March to end of October, 11 to 4. Site and museum also manned by volunteers on Saturday, Sunday and Monday of Bank Holiday Weekends and every Sunday from 17 July to 4 September, 11 to 4. Guided walks are held on some afternoons when the site is manned by volunteers. The last admission is 30 minutes before closing.
The Museum
 
 
 
It is owned and run by the National Trust, under the name Letocetum Roman Baths Site & Museum
 
The site is in the guardianship of English Heritage as Wall Roman Site