Large Roman "industrial estate" found in Rockingham Forest

A Roman industrial site has been discovered near Peterborough in the Rockingham Forest. The site is believed to be "one of the largest archaeological sites in England."

The site includes a Roman villa, furnace, baths and mining facilities, and artifacts such as tools and nails have been found.

"The remains are in exceptionally good condition and a great deal of detail can be seen, including colour and patterns on plaster - even after 1,900 years," said Forestry Commission archaeologist Tim Yarnell.