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Topsham Road leads to Rome

Started by gash, May 03, 2016, 01:59:38 pm

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Topsham Road leads to Rome: Incredible discoveries made during Exeter crematorium works




A Roman military base has been unearthed at the Exeter & Devon Crematorium on Topsham Road, and it could date back as far as 1st Century AD.

Works to create a brand new overflow car park at the crematorium began four weeks ago.

And, during the initial groundwork by local firm JTT Construction, two Roman military buildings were found to the delight of local archeologists.

The site, on the former home of the St Loyes Foundation represents a stretch of a Roman road extending from a probable Roman port at Topsham to the main fort at Exeter.


Read more: http://www.exeterexpressandecho.co.uk/Incredible-Roman-army-base-Exeter-crem-works/story-29186345-detail/story.html#ixzz47aqGErMm
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