Roman remains discovered

26th April 2018

The remains of what is thought to be a Roman villa have been discovered by archaeologists at the Otterpool Park site. The team uncovered the remains last week and are now carefully exploring the area.

The discovery was made by archaeology, planning and design consultants who are working with landowners Folkestone and Hythe District Council and Cozumel Estates on proposals for the garden town. Work is ongoing to find out exactly what the remains are and how old they are, while plans for development may be changed to protect them.

Andy Jarrett, spokesperson for Otterpool Park, said:

“This exciting discovery reveals the long history of the Otterpool Park site – showing that this location has been used as a home and a community for thousands of years. Research into the site has been ongoing for many months to make sure that we uncover anything that might affect plans for the garden town – this is a great example of why this work is so important.”