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Priory Park, Chichester May 2017
A “luxurious” Roman bath house owned and used by society’s elite has been discovered beneath a public park. Ground penetrating radar equipment was used to discover three buildings below Priory Park in Chichester, West Sussex. Archaeologists uncovered the footings of two Roman town houses, one of which had its own hot room and bath suite. James Kenny, of Chichester District Council, said: “What’s remarkable about this discovery is that it has survived over 1,000 years in an occupied city.” He said it was “almost unique” to see Roman remains in such a complete state. “This is because they are under a park that has never been built on,” he added.
BBC News website, 31 May 2017
Photography & 3D modelling by Hugh Fiske for Chichester & District Archaeology Society