Archaeologists return to Country Market 2016
Visitors to the centre this March will have the opportunity to witness the first steps towards the building of our latest retail development as we dig down for evidence of archaeology once again at Country Market.
This could be another exciting moment, as Country Market is known to be located within an area of widespread historical interest. Roman, Medieval and Iron Age artefacts have all been previously uncovered onsite during the archaeological dig of 2011, prior to the rebuild of the new centre. On that occassion, three Roman kilns and quantities of Roman pottery were found within this discovery. The kilns have been kept under the new centre with samples of the 2,000 year old pottery now kept on display within our Fergies restaurant.
Once the archaeological excavations are completed, works will move on to the construction and groundworks for the new retail development at Country Market. The new building will be a sympathetic addition to our existing buildings with timber panelling and glass frontage, located adjacent to the black barn with direct car park access. The retail units will be occupied by complimentary high quality enterprises.
The development will be completed towards the end of 2016.