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The Canterbury Journey
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An update on the archaeology…

Canterbury Journey update
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Anyone walking through the cathedral grounds over the past eighteen months or so is likely to have noticed archaeologists amongst those working on the Canterbury Journey landscaping scheme. The core team of Phil Mayne and Frances Morgan has been busy in the South Precincts since February 2018, with other archaeologists joining them during more intense […]

Canterbury Festival Walks
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The Festival programme is out and nestled on pages 43 to 45 you’ll find details of twenty fascinating Festival Walks. The Friends are the main providers of the walks, running t wo-thirds of those on offer. Once again, the list includes a ‘virtual walk’ for those of limited mobility.  If you haven’t yet obtained a […]

Canterbury’s Archaeology 2017–2018

Canterbury’s Archaeology 2017–2018 Fieldwork St Albans Cathedral Researching the Anglo-Saxons in and around Dover Building recording The buildings on the bridge Palaeoenvironmental work Hippos at Herne Bay Education Working in partnership New Archaeology Course Teaching resources Engaging with schools Outreach and community archaeology East Wear Bay The 68th International Sachsensymposion at Canterbury The Friends of Canterbury […]

A Heritage Strategy for Canterbury District: have your say
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Public consultation on Canterbury City Council’s new draft Heritage Strategy for the district has begun. This from the council’s Newsroom: From the Cathedral city to the rural parishes and coastal towns, the Canterbury district boasts outstanding heritage. It is everywhere, playing an essential role in delivering economic prosperity, improving quality of life and building the […]

New Series Vol VIII. Within the walls: the developing town c AD 750–1325. Canterbury Whitefriars Excavations 1999–2004

New Series Vol VIII. Within the walls: the developing town c AD 750–1325. Canterbury Whitefriars Excavations 1999–2004 Alison Hicks and Mark Houliston (2018) The second of four books publishing the results of excavations in the Whitefriars area of Canterbury, this report describes the development of the town between AD 750 and 1225.  Combining stratigraphic analysis […]

Canterbury’s Archaeology 2016–2017

Canterbury’s Archaeology 2016–2017 [LOOK INSIDE at] Fieldwork Canterbury Cathedral The outer grounds of St Augustine’s Abbey St Radigund’s Hospice Building recording The nave and triforia roofs St Dunstan’s bellframe The Archdeaconry Yew trees Palaeoenvironmental work A ditch in time Education Supporting Kent teachers … … and teachers in training Other activities at home and […]

Medieval Canterbury Weekend – book now!
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Medieval Canterbury Weekend brings eminent scholars and popular historians to Canterbury, a place of international significance in the medieval world. In 2016, this series of talks and guided visits brought over a thousand people together to share their love of all things medieval. The weekend is hosted by Canterbury Christ Church University and organised by the Centre […]

Slatters Hotel, Canterbury

Slatters Hotel, St Margaret’s Street Work has now started at the former Slatters Hotel site. After a period of machine work, during which the modern levels were removed, a team of archaeologists is now excavating the archaeological sequence. We know that the site is going to contain some remarkable remains – the Roman theatre lies […]

Canterbury in the Domesday Book
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Tim Tatton-Brown (Director of CAT, 1976-1985) will return to Canterbury on 27th October to give a lecture in memory of Alf Smyth, Professor of History at the University of Kent and early friend and supporter of the Trust. ‘Canterbury in the Domesday Book’ will take place in the Grimond Lecture Theatre 1 at the University […]