Sunday, September 02, 2012

Funding for Cockermouth Roman settlement excavation

A Roman settlement found in the aftermath of the Cumbrian floods is to be fully excavated thanks to more than £360,000 of funding.

Roman treasures and the remains of a settlement were found near Papcastle in Cockermouth after floods devastated west Cumbria in November 2009.

Now, £367,700 from the Heritage Lottery Fund (HLF) will be used to carry out a three-year survey of the remains.

Project manager Mark Graham said it was "fantastic news".

'Positive legacy'

Artefacts, including pottery, metalwork, coins and glass, were discovered at the site, along with substantial stone and wooden buildings and the most complete Roman water mill yet recorded in Britain.

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