The incipit of an item in the Bath Chronicle:
Engineers have uncovered part of what could be a Roman wall while carrying out emergency sewer repairs in Bath city centre.
Wessex Water was carrying out work to repair a sewer in Burton Street last week when a large Bath stone block was discovered, nearly three feet below the pavement.
Further investigations by the Bath-based company and archaeologists from specialist firm Context One revealed that the block was part of a stone wall which dates back to the fourth century.
The wall, which was built as a defensive structure, consists of five blocks of Bath stone and is thought to form part of the buttress of the original city wall.
While no dating evidence has been recovered, toolmarks on the stone suggest it was originally worked in Roman times. […]
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