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Location Mancetter, Warwickshire, England
Region Brittania
Type Fortification and settlement
Founded 50
Periods Roman Imperial

Manduessedum or Manduesedum was a Roman fort and later a civilian small town in the Roman Province of Britannia. It was located on and immediately to the east of the site of the modern village of Mancetter, located in the English county of Warwickshire.

The fort was founded in around AD 50 on the Watling Street Roman road. The final battle of the rebel queen of the Britons Boudica at the Battle of Watling Street in AD 60/61 may have taken place near Manduessedum. The British forces were defeated by the Roman general Suetonius Paullinus. The fort appears to have been fairly short lived, as there is little sign of military occupation at the site after AD 70.

Manduessedum later developed into an important civilian settlement, and was the centre of a pottery making industry. The remains of up to 70 pottery kilns dating from the Roman period have been found in the area, as well as the remains of a Roman villa. The area has been listed as a scheduled monument.

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