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Augustine House, Canterbury Christ Church University

Augustine House, Canterbury Christ Church University 2006 Work has begun at the rear of Augustine House, Rhodaus Town as part of Canterbury Christ Church University’s programme of redevelopment, which entails the demolition of the existing Augustine House office block (formerly known as Clarkson House) and the construction of a new £30 million library complex. The […]


Hallet’s Garage, St Dunstan’s Street, Canterbury

Excavation reveals large Roman cemetery An excavation during the first quarter of 2011 on the former Hallet’s Garage site, in the St Dunstan’s area of Canterbury, uncovered a large Roman inhumation cemetery and one rather startling, extremely ancient, item – a 400,000 year old elephant tusk!  The site lies in an important suburb of the […]


Canterbury’s Roman Theatre

Canterbury’s Roman Theatre A pair of service trenches, cut by South East Water to install a fire hydrant at the north-east end of Castle Street, have revealed a section of paving that probably formed part of the orchestra of Canterbury’s Roman theatre, together with masonry possibly associated with the stage. The trenches, machine excavated in […]


Canterbury in Anglo-Saxon times

Canterbury in Anglo-Saxon times. This reconstruction has been drawn using archaeological evidence. Compare it to the Roman reconstruction.


Plan of Roman Canterbury

Plan of Roman Canterbury showing the main features of the town.


Canterbury Cathedral south west transept

Canterbury Cathedral south-west transept


Canterbury Cathedral south west transept

Canterbury Cathedral south-west transept


Canterbury Cathedral south west transept

Canterbury Cathedral south-west transept


Canterbury Cathedral south west transept

Canterbury Cathedral south-west transept


Canterbury Cathedral table hall

Canterbury Cathedral table hall: sundial