The objectives of this year’s excavation were:
- To fully investigate the private bathhouse of a high status Roman House in Chichester. This is a site of regional if not national importance.
- To identify elements of the architecture that will enable a graphic reconstruction of its form. The construction details of the roof provide a rare insight into Roman architecture and construction techniques.
- To establish the relationship of the building to adjacent structures.
- To establish the date of its construction and abandonment.
UPDATE: The dig has now taken place and the trench has been back-filled, a full report will be added to this page in due course.
The Chichester Observer reported on the project in July 2018, see full article here
Below: 3D interactive model of the Priory Park 2018 trench, made from over 250 individual photographs. Press the 'play' symbol, then when the model has loaded left mouse click and hold to rotate, right mouse click and hold to pan, mouse scroll wheel (or hold Ctrl + drag) to zoom. Click on numbered annotations for more information on the features identified.