August: Roman buildings at Bath Lane, Leicester.

ULAS returned to Bath Lane on a follow up project from 2007. That earlier (adjacent) excavation, identified a complex archaeological sequence beginning with late Iron Age workshop production of ceramic ‘flan trays’ linked to the manufacture of coin blanks. During the later first century AD, a substantial masonry building was constructed, featuring structural elements such as apses and hypocaust-heated rooms. Subsequently the western Roman town wall was constructed in such a way as to ‘dog-leg’ around the western apse of the earlier Roman building. Later evidence included the well-preserved south precinct wall of the Blackfriars and substantial medieval and post-medieval industrial activity in the form of tank-like features occupying a yard area and possibly linked to fellmongering.

More information on the site can be read here: https://ulasnews.com/2018/09/25/summer-roundup-1-leicester-excavations/

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