Ancient Roman village discovered in parkland around stately home; Remains of a Roman road, the village and thousands of artefacts were found at Syon House in Isleworth.

Crouched burials in a ditch, a late Bronze Age gold bracelet and many more artefacts have been found in an excavation at Syon House near Brentford.  The dig took place two years ago when the grounds of this extensive parkland was excavated for the building of a new hotel.  The finds will be on show in the new hotel when it opens shortly.

The haul includes pottery, a lava stone quern, coins, a dagger, jewellery including shale bangles and a gold Bronze Age bracelet, in addition to the foundations of huts and a stretch of Roman road.

more information here at the Guardian, and also BBC News