WORK to alleviate parking problems on an estate has come to a grinding halt after an historic discovery was made.

Contractors working on behalf of Wrexham Council had been due to start on a scheme to create additional parking at Cheshire View in Brymbo this month.

Video by Liam Randall, Local Democracy Reporter

However, they have been forced to stop after an archaeologist working for historic environment service Cadw discovered a centuries-old kiln.

The find was made on the same road where local workmen digging a pipe trench uncovered Brymbo Man – the skeleton of a man who is believed to have lived during the early Bronze Age – in August 1958.

A professional archaeologist was employed to oversee the work to improve off street parking because of its proximity to Offa’s Dyke.

Brymbo councillor Paul Rogers said residents in the village were excited by the discovery.

He said: “It’s a historical kiln and they’re currently trying to work out which period it belongs to.

“Obviously it has delayed the works, but the find has generated some interest in the community with a lot of residents feeling that it’s another positive piece of our history.

“I’d describe it as another important piece of the jigsaw personally.

“It’s now just a case of awaiting the findings and once everything’s recorded and documented then works will proceed.”

The works are being funded by Wrexham Council’s housing environmental improvement scheme budget

A spokesman for the authority said: “Due to proposed works taking place close to Offa’s Dyke, an archaeologist has maintained a watching brief on the site to report on any findings made during excavation works.

“During the initial excavation a find of interest was discovered, and was subsequently excavated and recorded by the appointed archaeologist.

“The excavation work was completed and the construction works will commence later this week.”