New Roman Building Impresses Visitors


Staff from the South West Heritage Trust gave a guided tour of the Avalon Marshes Centre to David Eccles of EDF Energy, Head of Hinkley Point C Communications and David Hall, Deputy Leader of Somerset County Council.

David and David were impressed to see how building stone from the Roman villa discovered on the route of the Canningon bypass, has been re-used in the newly constructed Roman building. ¬†They were shown how volunteers have been applying traditional lime render to the cob walls to help make them waterproof and how the underfloor heating system or ‘hypocaust’ works. The building will eventually be open to school groups and the general public.

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