Open day for Towcester dig

Cotswold Archaeology dig in Towcester, Moat Lane. Victoria House.'130718M-C105
Cotswold Archaeology dig in Towcester, Moat Lane. Victoria House.'130718M-C105

Experts will be on hand to answer questions about the archaeological dig in Towcester’s Moat Lane this week.

Between 9am and 3pm on Thursday, August 8, experts from Cotswold Archaeology will show off some the items they have found.

Cotswold Archaeology dig in Towcester, Moat Lane. Daniel Prior.'130718M-C086

Cotswold Archaeology dig in Towcester, Moat Lane. Daniel Prior.'130718M-C086

Work ahead of the Moat Lane redevelopment has already uncovered what are thought to be the remains of a Roman youth and parts of a significant Roman building and road.

Councillor Rupert Fordham. cabinet member for regeneration said: “This is a fantastic chance for local people to come and see for themselves some of the finds that have been around since the Romans built Lactodurum, or Towcester as we know it today.

“It is always important to record these finds before the site is developed, and we hope that many of the artefacts will be displayed in Towcester for future generations to view.”

A viewing area for the Roman building can be accessed via Whitton’s Lane.

The archaeological works are set to end this weekend before demolition work ahead of the main redevelop starts.