Roman buildings may be found as Sandy excavation enters final stage

PUBLISHED: 09:03 19 August 2018

The Sandy archaeological dig site in Stratford Road. Picture: Chris Robson

The Sandy archaeological dig site in Stratford Road. Picture: Chris Robson


Archaeologists are hoping to find evidence of Roman buildings as the Sandy excavation enters its final stage.

AOC Archaeology has been digging at the site off Stratford Road since April and have already uncovered a skeleton, wall and poetry tracing back to the fourth century.

A small section of the site – closest to Stratford Road – will now be excavated with the hope that remains of buildings that fronted the Roman road will be found.

The full-scale dig was a planning requirement which had to be undertaken and paid for by Sandy Town Council, as part of the cemetery extension – which will include a car park for visitors – and council storage depot build.

The cost of the dig is more than £75,000.

Once the excavation has been completed, Central Bedfordshire Council will sign off on the dig and the town council will begin work on the extension and depot.

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