An archaeological excavation currently being undertaken by Context One, on behalf of Ashford Homes, on the corner of Bathwick Street and Henrietta Road, Bathwick, have uncovered the remains of several Roman structures with associated features, as well as a Roman road surface.
Based on some of the finds recovered so far, it appears to be an early Roman site. A preliminary look at the structures suggests we’ve discovered at least one dwelling, divided into both domestic and industrial areas, the latter comprise various external surfaces and boundary walls.
We have also revealed a Roman road crossing the site. This is constructed from a number of layers that have built up over some time, suggesting the road was in continued use. Several exterior (possible yard) surfaces have also been uncovered adjacent to the road.
A large number of smaller features (including various pits) have been revealed during the initial cleaning of the site. Whilst some of these almost certainly post-date the structures and road surface, others may prove to be contemporary.
We are in the initial stages of our investigation and are likely to be on site for at least the next month.
Context One is an independent commercial unit specialising in all aspects of archaeological investigations across the South-West. Operating from Cornwall to Hampshire and from South Gloucestershire to the Dorset coast, we carry out around 70 projects a year. These range in size from monitoring small extensions to excavating large sites as part of major infrastructure projects. We are accredited archaeological contractors with all County Councils and Unitary Authorities in the South-West and our clients include a number of County Councils, utility companies and major building contractors.
Established since 1997 with offices in Wincanton, Somerset and Exeter, Devon, we pride ourselves on having a reputation for an expertise in the field, for producing high quality reports and having an attentive professional rapport with our clients.
Find out more : Click Here