A Roman road has been found by workers building a controversial £840m natural gas pipeline across Wales. The historic roadway was discovered in the Brecon Beacons, on the path of the 190-mile (320km) National Grid pipe from Milford Haven to Gloucestershire.
Mr Fairburn said the road, which he estimated as dating from the 1st Century AD, was in “a better condition than we would normally find a Roman road”, but a 3m section of it would be lost.
“It was in an area where we thought there might be a Roman road, it’s in close proximity to the Roman fort,” he said.
“In places, you can see where the carts have pressed down on the stone.”
“It’s incredible. It’s only about 18ins below the surface,” he said. “This road runs alongside the camp and must link up from a road coming from the camp. It doesn’t point directly at the camp