"It's not exactly the Peyton Place of Gloucestershire."

That's what one resident said about Kemble when asked to comment on the discovery of human remains there.

Fair to say that police cars and forensic tents and not a hugely common sight in the quiet Cotswold village.

But that has been their reality, at least for a few days, after builders discovered human bones at a house off School Road last week.

Wilts and Gloucestershire Standard: School Road, KembleSchool Road, Kemble

The bones have been sent to be tested and carbon dated, although the location is close to an ancient burial site and the layout of the bones is consistent with Roman burial.

Roger Pettit, chairman of Kemble Parish Council, has lived in the village for 30 years.

"You can see what it's like in the village, it's silent," he said.

"This is unique to my knowledge. There are archaeological features that go back for centuries but nothing like this."

Speaking about the police presence he added: "There has been some. The actual location is well tucked away.

"It's close to the school. I think the police tipped them off."

Wilts and Gloucestershire Standard: Kemble Primary SchoolKemble Primary School

"I am hoping there isn't anything of current significance."

Rob Day, who lives just a few houses away from where the discovery was made, said: "Everybody was talking about it.

"The police are still driving around now. I was putting my neighbours bins away and the police were watching me."