Roman ruin: In Dorchester, Dorset – this is the only example of a fully exposed Roman Town House in the UK.
The Roman Town House in Dorchester was discovered, almost by chance, in 1937 during an archaeological dig. The County Council had bought the land at Colliton Park to build a new County Hall and this led the team from the Dorset Natural History and Archaeological Society to make a historical find – at least 8 buildings were discovered of which the Town House was the most important. The more recent work on the buildings and mosaics has enabled archaeologists to write the story of the building and to imagine more about the people who could have lived here.
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