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Fri Mar 31, 2017, 10:46 PM

Roman Baths Found Beneath County Durham Street

Roman Baths Found Beneath County Durham Street
By David Sunderland - March 30, 2017



Remains of Roman baths have been found beneath ordinary County Durham houses.

The remains, which are nearly 2000 years old, were discovered underneath back gardens in Chester-Le-Street.

The baths would have been used by Roman soldiers stationed at the fort of Concangis, a second-century settlement on the site of what is now Chester-Le-Street.

Records from the 19th century were used to estimate the location of the remains. Durham County Council archaeologist David Mason then worked with a team of local amateur archaeologists on a dig that uncovered traces of the bathhouse.

More:
https://consettmagazine.com/blog/2017/03/30/roman-baths-found-beneath-county-durham-street-56106/

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Fri Mar 31, 2017, 10:51 PM

1. How fascinating! Thanks for the link.

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Fri Mar 31, 2017, 10:55 PM

2. I have found traces of old bath tile under my house...

Probably dates from the 1930's... or earlier... it's pink with very little glaze...

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Fri Mar 31, 2017, 10:56 PM

3. When I was 18 I spent 3 weeks in France

I spent part of that time staying with a family in Senlis. Their home was built within a Roman Wall and their basement was an old storage area with columns supporting the structure above. I thought it was interesting at the time but looking back over the pictures now I realize the history of the place. We consider homes here in the Boston area that were built in the 17th century old. Roman columns in someone's basement... now THAT'S old.

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