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22 March 2015 @ 02:19 pm
Roman villa discovered on the site of new by-pass  
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http://www.thenorthernecho.co.uk/news/11871795.Roman_villa_discovered_on_site_of_new_by_pass/

WORK on a new bypass has revealed a Roman villa dating back to the third or fourth century AD which has lain hidden under farmers [sic] fields for hundreds of years.

Archaeologists say it is a significant find, and the first Roman villa to be discovered in North Yorkshire since the Second World War. It lies near Aiskew, Bedale, close to the A1 which is along the line of Dere Street, the original Roman road from Eboracum the capital of the north at York and the Roman fort of Cataractonium, now modern day Catterick.