Skeletons and archaeological artefacts uncovered near Harpenden
PUBLISHED: 14:45 31 August 2017
An archaeological dig on the proposed site of Harpenden’s new secondary school has uncovered significant historical remains.
The dig is taking place on a field near Batford, which is intended as the site for a new secondary school. The findings are believed to date as far back as the Bronze Age.
A Herts county council spokesman said: “An archaeological evaluation is currently ongoing in a field near Batford in advance of a planning application being submitted for a proposed development.
“This is a normal part of the pre-planning application process that was undertaken due to the potential for finding buried archaeological remains within such a large development area.
“So far the evaluation has discovered archaeological features potentially dating from the Bronze Age, Iron Age and Anglo-Saxon periods.
“This process will take time and, as the work is still ongoing and a final report on the findings has not been produced, we are as yet uncertain as to the significance of these remains.
“St Albans City & District Council is aware of the work and all necessary permissions are in place.”
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