Excavations undertaken on the campus of Bishop Grosseteste University uncovered Romano-British buildings immediately to the east of the Roman road. These buildings were interpreted as most probably farm buildings, representing the diffusion of the suburb into the agricultural hinterland. Further excavations revealed evidence for the construction of a short sequence of timber and stone buildings fronting onto Ermine during the late 11th to early 14th centuries. These buildings may have represented a small nucleus of extra-mural settlement focused upon the church of St John in Newport.