Friday, May 27, 2011

Roman road exposed during revamp work at Chester attraction

ARCHAEOLOGISTS carrying out a trial dig in advance of the revamp of an historic attraction came across the original Roman road.

Work is under way to improve access to the foundations of the Roman south east angle tower overlooked by The Off The Wall pub, on the inner ring road, together with better interpretation boards. Archaeologists asked to ensure any underground remains were protected during the work came across the original Roman road just centimetres below the surface.

Project manager Magnus Theobold of Chester Renaissance said it was possible to see the pebble topping of the 2,000-year-old road which was ‘very nice’.

The refurbishment is a joint scheme between Renaissance and Cheshire West and Chester Council who aim to make the most of the city’s assets for the benefit of visitors and residents.

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