Medieval road mapping project reveals 12th century tannery

A team of experts working on a project to map Norman and Saxon roads through central England failed to find them in Wallingford, but instead unearthed a 12th to 13th century tannery.

The dig discovered evidence of early ploughing as well as a great deal of medieval pottery. The remains of the timber building were discovered on what would have been the outskirts of town due to the noxious smell of the tannery.