Monday, March 17, 2008

Iron Age remains found on school site
Archaeologists have found what they think is the remains of an Iron Age settlement under part of a Wearside school.

The surprising discovery was made by experts carrying out a study for contractors Balfour Beatty, who are working on the new £17.3m Northumbrian Water-sponsored academy to replace Castle View School.

The study is part of planning conditions laid down by Sunderland Council because school is on the site of the historic Hylton Dene, but archaeologist Dr Andy Towle said he did not expect to find Iron Age remains.