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The first 10 years
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Tim Tatton-Brown returns to Canterbury on Thursday to talk to the Friends about ’The Early Years of the Trust’.  His talk begins at 7 pm at Canterbury Christ Church College, Laud Lg16, North Holmes campus. Tim was Director from 1976 to 1985 – steering the new organisation through exciting, and sometimes turbulent, times. FCAT requests a donation of £2.00 […]


Dover Bronze Age boat joins the fleet at Boulogne’s Fête de la Mer, 10th – 15th July
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“Formidable”, “Fantastique”, “Incroyable”, were typical responses among the hundreds, if not thousands, of visitors who enjoyed seeing and hearing about the reconstruction of the Dover Bronze Age boat at this popular marine festival held at Boulogne. The festival’s full programme of activities associated with marine culture stretched around the Quai Gambetta and Napoleon dock keeping […]


No 10. Outside the Town: Roman industry, burial and religion at Augustine House, Rhodaus Town, Canterbury

No 10. Outside the Town: Roman industry, burial and religion at Augustine House, Rhodaus Town, Canterbury Richard Helm (2014) Outside the Town describes discoveries made between 2006 and 2009 during excavations immediately south-east of Canterbury’s Roman town wall. Situated within sight of Watling Street and the main entrance into the town from the Roman port […]


Canterbury’s Archaeology 2010–2011

Canterbury’s Archaeology 2010–2011 [LOOK INSIDE at issuu.com] Excavation [PDF 9469KB] Canterbury Cathedral Precincts Carlyon House, Palace Street, Canterbury No 35 St Margaret’s Street, Canterbury Castle Street, Canterbury Hallet’s Garage, Nos 25–27 St Dunstan’s Street, Canterbury St Lawrence Ground, Kent County Cricket Club, Old Dover Road, Canterbury Chaucer Fields, Canterbury Bigbury Camp, Harbledown, Canterbury St Mary’s […]


Canterbury’s Archaeology 2009–2010

Canterbury’s Archaeology 2009–2010 [LOOK INSIDE at issuu.com] Excavation [PDF 2470KB] Marlowe Theatre, Canterbury Beaney Institute, High Street, Canterbury Canterbury Cathedral, south-west transept Mill Cottage, Coldblow, Nonington Upper Upnor, Frindsbury Limpsfield Road, Sanderstead, Surrey Honeywood Parkway, Whitfield Building Recording [PDF 2307KB] Christ Church Gate Old Rectory, Northfleet Mote House, Maidstone Northern Caponiers, Dover Castle Twyford Bridge, […]


Marlowe Theatre 2010

Marlowe Theatre 2010 The Trust recently completed the main phase of a series of works during the redevelopment of the Marlowe Theatre, Canterbury. So far our involvement has included two phases of evaluation, three excavations and a watching brief.The theatre lies in the northern quarter of the city, close to the western bank of the […]


Excavations at the Beaney 2010

Excavations at the Beaney 2010 The redevelopment of the Beaney Institute has provided a fantastic opportunity to investigate part of the heart of Roman Canterbury (Durovernum Cantiacorum).The site is located next to the Roman Forum, the focus of the town’s trade and political activity.Whilst the general layout of the Roman town is known there are […]


Excavations at the Beaney Institute, Canterbury 2010: Roman and medieval discoveries

The Mint Yard, King’s School

The Mint Yard, King’s School, Canterbury In 1979, a major excavation funded by the King’s School was undertaken by CAT in advance of the construction of Mitchinson’s House, a substantial basemented building. The excavation, positioned to match the footprint of the new House, was taken down through a remarkable sequence of deposits that included the […]


40years exhibition

Canterbury Archaeological Trust: the first forty years Prehistoric Roman Saxon Medieval Post medieval Building recording Canterbury cathedral Education