The History and Antiquities of London, Westminster, Southwark, and Parts Adjacent, vol. 1
Roman remains discovered south of the river Thames.
From the various discoveries made in and its environs, it is evident the Romans frequented and had habitations this side of the Thames; in fact, their principal road from the continent passing through what is now , it is reasonable to suppose they would have a station in a situation where they could command a passage, or more than passage, over so important a river as the Thames, and thus secure the communication between the road leading from their landing-place, in Kent, to that part part of the island which lay on the north side of the river.
of the earliest discoveries on record is by Sir William Dugdale, who says,
Various tiles, &c. were discovered in , in excavating the ground for the erection of a warehouse.
Dean Gale says, that in Fields, many Roman coins, tessellated works, and bricks were found; he himself had a large urn filled with bones, which he purchased of the men who were digging there.
In , a Janus's head was found near St. Thomas's Watering Place; side represented the countenance of a man bearded, with the horns and ears of a ram; a jewel ornament hanging down on each side his head, which was crowned with laurel; on the opposite side was the countenance of a young woman in an ancient head attire, which, at the same, time it covered the head, projected from it. It was entire, and seemed formerly to have been fixed to a square column, or to a terminus. It was a foot and a half high, and was in the possession of Dr. Woodward.
In , a vase and several coins were found in .
Bagford, in his letter to Hearne, the antiquary before quoted, says,
Opposite , in Fields, a great quantity of Roman remains have been discovered at different periods. In , pottery of various kinds, remains of tessellated pavements, some small vases, and a few coins were thrown up. At the back of some Roman tiles were discovered in ; and in making a sewer along , in the years ----, various curious lamps, lachrymatories, small glass vessels, fine coral ware, &c. were found. In the course of the years to , in making various excavations in Church-yard and its neighbourhood, much was discovered; a Mosaic pavement, vase, and unique coin of Antoninus Pius, within the church-yard; and a coin of Alexander Severus, and red stucco-floor, near Cure's College. These are in the possession of G. Gwilt, Esq. F. S. A.
Near Church, in , a portion of the from St. Thomas a Watering to Stangate was discovered, and a coin.
On the north side of , Defoe .seems to consider was a Roman fort or camp. This, in some degree, has been authenticated; for, in digging the foundations of some houses, considerable quantities of the pottery, peculiar to that people, were discovered and thrown up. Amongst them was a small utensil, engraved below, of the size of the original.
The last discovery we have to notice was made in and ; in excavating the foundation of , , a human skeleton, vase, and sepulchral remains were found.
says Dr. Goldsmith,
 Manning and Bray's Surrey, iii. 655.
 History of Embanking, p. 66.
 Harris's Kent, i. 50.
 History of Lambeth, 367.