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Baedeker raids on Canterbury
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Tomorrow, 1 June, is the seventy-fifth anniversary of the ‘Baedeker’ raid on Canterbury – one of the raids directed at English cathedral cities described in the German travel guide. In the very early hours a large part of city around the St George’s and Burgate area went up in flames. To mark the anniversary the Centre […]


Canterbury’s Archaeology 2015–2016

Canterbury’s Archaeology 2015–2016 [LOOK INSIDE at issuu.com] Fieldwork Researching historic Dover Fort Burgoyne Rhodaus Town revisited Building recording Pinnacles, palaces and porches, colleges and courtyards North-west transept, Canterbury Cathedral Temple Church, London St Alban’s Abbey, Hertfordshire Wye College, Kent Tradescant House, Canterbury Otford Palace, Kent Mansion Farmhouse, Ulcombe, Kent Palaeoenvironmental work ‘More than one way […]


Canterbury Christ Church University
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We have just begun a new investigation within the North Holmes Campus of Canterbury Christ Church University. Initial evaluation was conducted last summer and the footings of the medieval abbey precinct wall were located. The present evaluation is intended to find out more about the site, based on the results of the earlier phase of work and […]


The Canterbury Journey
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A trench is being dug to the south of the Cathedral nave as part of The Canterbury Journey programme of work. The 60m long trench is to allow a new drain to be installed so that rain water can be diverted away from damaging the foundations of the Cathedral and new Precincts’ landscaping. We have been […]


Hayes Canterbury Award
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We were really pleased to hear that the Trust was to be awarded to Hayes Canterbury Award for 2016 to mark its fortieth anniversary. “The Hayes Canterbury Award Committee met this morning and have unanimously decided to make the Award this year to the Trust, in this its fortieth year. This is in recognition of the Trust’s […]


Canterbury Cathedral Festival of Archaeology
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Date 1: Mon 25th Jul 2016, 10:00-16:00 Date 2: Tue 26th Jul 2016, 10:00-16:00 Find out about excavations in the Cathedral Precincts this summer by Canterbury Archaeological Trust and take part in fun hands-on activities including finds investigation, a mini archaeological dig, medieval coin bash and guided tours of Cathedral archaeology. Drop-in activities suitable for […]


Midsummer digging in Sandwich and Canterbury
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‘Digging into Sandwich’s past’ started today on Cow Leas Meadow and will continue until 25th June. For how to volunteer contact Dover District Council on 01304 872274 or email them (community@dover.gov.uk). Or go along and have a look – especially on the ‘open days’, Saturday 18th and 25th. And from Monday a small team will return […]


Canterbury’s Archaeology 1976–2016

40years: Canterbury Archaeological Trust Canterbury’s Archaeology 1976–2016 [LOOK INSIDE at issuu.com] 40years: Canterbury Archaeological Trust Beginnings 1986–1996 1996–2006 2006–2016 Building recording Environmental archaeology Publications Finds from 40years: Canterbury Archaeological Trust Education The beginnings: 1970s–1980s A dedicated Education Service, new resources and partners: 1990s Growth and consolidation: 2000s And now… Community archaeology Friends of the Canterbury […]


New Series Vol VII. Medieval Town and Augustinian Friary: Settlement c 1325–1700. Canterbury Whitefriars Excavations 1999–2004

New Series Vol VII. Medieval Town and Augustinian Friary: Settlement c 1325–1700. Canterbury Whitefriars Excavations 1999–2004 Alison Hicks (2015) The first of four books on excavations in the Whitefriars area of Canterbury, this report describes the development of the Augustinian friary from c 1325 to its demise following the Dissolution. Combining stratigraphic analysis with documentary […]


No 11. Destined to serve: use of the grounds of St Augustine’s Abbey, Canterbury, before, during and after the time of the monks. Canterbury Christ Church University Excavations 1983–2007

No 11. Destined to Serve: Use of the outer grounds of St Augustine’s Abbey, Canterbury, before, during and after the time of the monks. Canterbury Christ Church University Excavations 1983–2007 Alison Hicks (2015) Alison Hicks has brought together the many and varied investigations undertaken on the North Holmes campus of Canterbury Christ Church University between […]