Exciting discoveries unearthed in Chester

Chester Record

Roman Site The Roman archaeological dig site in Upper Northgate Road, Chester. Source: Tracey Lok.

IN CHESTER, work is underway on an archaeological dig prior to construction of Chester’s iconic theatre in upper Northgate Street.

The new cultural project, called RE:NEW will be finished in 2016.

Last October the Commerce House building in Hunters Street was demolished to make way for the new centre and a team of archaeologists have been working tirelessly and meticulously on site which is in the heart of the Roman fortress.

Jane Hebblewhite, Senior Archaeologist (Heritage Assets and Community Archaeology) CWaC, said: “Little is known of this part of the Roman fortress and the dig could answer questions about the function and development of the Roman buildings that once stood here.

Although the remains are in a very poor condition and only survive in pockets, it may be possible to ‘join the dots’ and recreate a plan of the…

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