Diggers detect Roman Road
April 20th, 2002
By Liz Handbury, Newark Advertiser
A section of ancient Roman road has been unearthed during the removal of topsoil as part of dualling work on the Newark to North Hykeham stretch of the A46.
The road, thought to date back more than 2,000 years, was discovered at the side of the current A46 between Swinderby and RAF Swinderby.
It was found by the Lincoln Archaeology Unit, employed by the contractors, Alfred McAlpine, to verify and record findings.
The archaeologists will dig two more trenches, one 100 metres in front and the other 100 metres behind the section of road, to see if they can find more sections to help them map the route.
Once that has been discovered it will be recorded, along with any other findings. The ancient road will be covered to make way for the new road.