In Autumn 2014, ULAS archaeologists returned to a site in Leicester, that they first investigated in 2012, to carry out a second phase of work. The site is on the corner of Highcross Street and Vaughan Way, between All Saints’ Church and the John Lewis multistory car-park. In 2012, archaeologists excavated seven trenches in order to characterise the extent and date of any archaeology on the site as part of a strategy to aid its redevelopment. Unfortunately, several derelict buildings still standing on the site at the time prevented a full investigation. So, in 2014 archaeologists returned to excavated two new trenches close to Highcross Street, finding further evidence of Roman and medieval Leicester.
The site during work in 2012. View from the John Lewis car park with All Saint’s church behind the trees on the right.
A substantial find of the original excavation was the largest fragment of Roman…
View original post 777 more words