Results from Trench 10
Trench 10 revealed a well-preserved 9 metre wide road, constructed of cobbles - and some tile -on compacted gravels and clay. As shown by ceramic and coin evidence from its surface and construction, it dates to the late Roman period. Images below show the road trench under excavation.
Many coins were found during the two week excavation in Trench 10 as elsewhere, including this fine example found close to the road. It is of Emperor Gordian, dating from the 240s AD. Coins found within the road make-up date it to the 4th century AD, suggesting it comes from an earlier period of Roman settlement on the site.