Roman 'industrial estate' unearthed in North Yorkshire





Archaeologists discovered a Roman "industrial estate" near a ruined fort that may once have been home to a legendary missing legion.

The unearthed site includes the remains of a water-powered flour mill used to grind grain and produce food for the soldiers, clothes, food remains, graves and pottery.

It also contains evidence the Roman occupants might have worn socks, experts who analysed ancient sandals said.

The site was excavated as part of a £318 million Highways Agency scheme to upgrade the A1 between Dishforth and Leeming in North Yorkshire.

It is close to a ruined fort at Healam Bridge, which formed part of the Roman frontier 2,000 years ago....


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