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Roman remains uncovered in county
The Roman road uncovered in Herefordshire
The cobbled roadway runs underneath an existing road
Part of a 2,000-year-old Roman Road has been unearthed in Hereford.

Archaeologists also found cremated human remains and luxury Roman pottery underneath an existing road in Stretton Sugwas.

The discovery was made as part of an archaeological survey ahead of improvement works on the road.

The cobbled roadway, which runs underneath the existing road, linked the former Roman town of Kenchester to the settlement at Stretton Grandison.

Fragments of glass from Roman bottles, and iron working by-products such as furnace slags and waste have also been found at the site.

Further archaeological investigations will take place during the construction works.

Julian Cotton, Herefordshire Council's Archaeological Advisor, said: "Archaeological surveys and investigations are often undertaken by Herefordshire Council to ensure sites of historical significance are preserved or documented for future generations.

"In this case because of the sensitive nature of some of the remains, it is particularly important that thorough investigation takes place, as was anticipated in planning the road improvements."


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