Roman Eastfield

The Roman villa was uncovered when builders were working on the Middle Deepdale housing estate in April 2021.The remains turned out to be one of the most important Roman discoveries ever made in Britain.

At the time of the discovery, experts said that they have never seen anything like the discovery in Eastfield before which led to much excitement within the local community as well as archaeologists.

The ruins include a circular central room with a number of other rooms and a bath-house and they were believed to be the foundations of either a 'high-status' Roman villa, a religious community or perhaps a combination of both.