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Last Updated: Wednesday, 14 July, 2004, 09:57 GMT 10:57 UK
Roman artefacts found near pub
Archaeologists have unearthed evidence of a Roman fort and a Stone Age settlement near a pub in Chesterfield.

Experts were called in when developers discovered the artefacts on land underneath the Old Feather's Pub on Lordsmill Street.

Some of the pottery dates back to the 1st Century AD.

Maria Barnes from Chesterfield Museum said the discovery indicates the town's Roman settlement was larger than previously thought.

"Most of the evidence of Roman settlement is the centre of Chesterfield and this gives us proof that the civilian settlement around the fort extends further south than we previously thought," she said.

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