A new Roman temple was excavated last revealed a length of curving flint wall thought summer at Wanborough near Guildford in then to be part of an apsidal building, but now
Surrey. Wanborough is a name that is already seen to be part of a circular temple. Shortly famous - if not indeed notorious among after this, a number of Iron age coins were aficionados of Roman temples, for it was here found by metal detectorists in the hedge bank that in the 1980s a rectangular Roman temple was excavated. Unfortunately the excavation bordering the lane. These were properly reported, but sadly, at the Treasure Trove inquest, the exact position was revealed. This led to a frenzied treasure hunt, in which an was preceded by perhaps the most disgraceful treasure hunt yet seen in this country, when the site was extensively looted by treasure estimated 10-20,000 mainly Iron Age coins hunters searching for coins: the episode ultimately led to the passing of the new Treasure Act.
The site in fact lies on either side of Green
Lane, an unmade-up trackway that runs paral-
were looted and dispersed, appearing for sale o
n the continent and further afield.
Over the winter of 1985-6, the Surrey lel to the Hogs Back, a well known stretch of Archaeological Society, dismayed at the the A31. Here in the 1970s, trial trenching damage to such an important site, organised