Roman pots and flints were excavated from the Charterhouse on the Mnedips. After the Romans invaded in AD 43, the Second Legion headed to the lead mines of the area. By AD 49 they were producing heavy pigs of Mendip lead, stamped with the Emperor's name and exported across the Roman world. Mendip lead is still visible in the remains of Pompeii.
The remains of Charterhouse Roman minig town can still be seen and it is estimated to be five times the size of Bath.
Much of the pottery that can be found on the site now have been dug up by moles.