After a recent discovery in Trowbridge, a team of eminent archaeologists are investigating an historic site of Roman remains in the town, which is being described as potentially of ‘national’ significance.

However, the exact location of the site is being kept secret for fear it may be desecrated even before further research and work can begin in earnest.

Town Councillor Glyn Bridges, who revealed some details at a Trowbridge Town Council Museum Committee meeting recently, said “There is mounting evidence of an archaeological find in the immediate vicinity, and could be described as being potentially of national importance. There is also every indication that a hitherto unknown settlement is on our doorstep.”

Historic England have mandated that a full survey should take place to verify the presence of the suspected finds.

Councillor Bridges added “A local archaeologist with a proven track record in finding these sorts of sites has prepared an illustrative map which has been shared with Historic England which will contribute toward directing their survey.”

He concluded by saying “We have been asked not to publicise the whereabouts of the site, but hopefully in the coming weeks we can begin to gradually let this into the public domain.”