An archaeological dig in Kent has turned up a Roman bathhouse described as "totally unique" for the county.
Dr Wilkinson said the bathhouse was about 10m (32.8ft) wide
The remains of the 5th Century building were uncovered in a field in Faversham by students working with the Kent Archaeological Field School.
Dr Paul Wilkinson said the Roman baths came to light during a number of excavations for Swale Borough Council.
He claimed the octagon-shaped bathhouse was a "very exciting" find and a first for the South East.
Dr Wilkinson said: "There's unique shapes in it, there's a hexagon plunge bath in the centre, there would have been two storeys, there's a fountain in the centre of it.
"This really is very exotic and sophisticated architecture."
Dr Wilkinson said the dig had also unearthed Roman coins, an old cheese press and a hairpin made from bone.