Local historians in Winchester, England are outraged at the proposal that a Roman wall, unearthed in 2013 during construction of 14 new houses, may be destroyed and used as filler for foundations.
The wall is believed to be part of the Roman South Gate, which led to the name Southgate Street. The City Council plans to preserve the medieval ditch but saving the wall itself is “not possible.”
“There was a collective howl from the archaeology people there. There seems to be general agreement that this will be a bit of an act of vandalism,” said amateur historian Ian Hamer.