“The reason we think it may have been a shop is the fact there isn’t a stone wall at the end facing the road. Instead, there could have been a booth-like timber frontage, or perhaps double doors that have long since rotted away.”
This kind of construction has been found at other sites. At Maryport the team uncovered possible evidence of a stairwell that may suggest people would have worked on the ground floor and lived upstairs.
Story: Culture 24 | Photo: Hadrian’s Wall Trust