Archaeologists Say Portchester Castle was an "Integral Shipping Post"

Archaeologists from the University of Southampton have traced Portchester Castle's past from Roman times through the Saxon era and into medieval times.

A team of archaeologists working at Portchester Castle believe, based on structures within the site dating from Roman through medieval times, that the ancient site may have been on trade routes. Materials discovered at the site, as well as a jetty near the castle show evidence that Portchester may have been an "integral shipping post."