An investigation is being carried out by archaeological experts ahead of the next phase of development at a Winchester site.

As previously reported, Cala Homes is developing Barton Farm, also known as Kings Barton. When the new development it will eventually see a new estate of 2,000 home, 800 of which will be affordable and available to people on the city council waiting list.

As the next stage of the development draws in, archaeologists are carrying out investigations, focusing on uncovering the site of two military camps from the Georgian era.

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The investigation, which is already underway, will continue for a further four weeks, at which time to findings of the investigation will be published.

A spokesperson for Cala Homes said: "An investigation is being carried out by archaeological experts ahead of the latest phase of development at Kings Barton. 

"This is focused on the site of two known eighteenth-century military camps. 

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“Sensitively exploring and documenting the history of Kings Barton has been a priority throughout our development and all previous phases have been preceded by carefully planned archaeological investigations.

"Artefacts spanning the Neolithic Age to the 18th century have been identified so far.

“We expect the current investigation to continue for a further four weeks, after which the results will be published as a benefit to this, and future generations’ interested in Winchester’s history and evolution.”