Roman Villa

In 2012 archaeologists stumbled upon the remains of a major roman villa beneath where the community now stands. The site, which spanned almost ten-acres, was home to a high-status villa and industrial buildings.

Containing large quantities of jewellery – including bronze brooches, babies bracelets, rings, and necklaces – soil samples from the dig suggested that metal working and textile dyeing likely took place there.

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The dig also revealed the remains of cremations and burials, and it is believed that the site dates back as far as Neolithic times and was occupied throughout the Iron Age into the Roman period. One for any local detectorists!