Signs of Roman town Trajectus discovered at Somerdale

Published on: 09 Nov 2012

Signs of Roman town Trajectus discovered at Somerdale

Developers working at the Somerdale site have discovered what is likely to be further evidence of the Roman town of Trajectus.

Taylor Wimpey and Kraft Foods, working with B&NES Council’s archaeological officer,  had commissioned an archaeological evaluation of the whole of the former factory site, which found signs of Roman occupation beneath the ground outside the area earmarked for development, to the west of the existing buildings.

Nigel Holland, managing director of Taylor Wimpey Bristol, said: “We are fully committed to treating the site appropriately and are working in conjunction with Bath & North East Somerset Council and English Heritage to safeguard the surviving remains for the future.”

More work will now be carried out to establish the full extent of the archaeology of the site, which the developer says will help shape its proposals.

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