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Rescue Dig of the Year?
Trust Blog Tags: , , Categories: Trust Blog. Tags: A Town Unearthed, Folkestone, and Rescue dig of the year.

The excavation at Folkestone Roman Villa has been nominated within the Rescue Dig of the Year category in the Current Archaeology Awards 2013.  Nominations are based on articles and books featured in Current Archaeology over the last 12 months. Folkestone: Roman villa or Iron Age oppidum featured in issue 262 last December. Our work at Folkestone Roman […]


Claxfield Farm, Lynsted

Claxfield Farm, Lynsted The Trust is currently investigating remains uncovered at Claxfield Farm at Lower Lynsted near Teynham prior to Brickearth extraction.  This represents the sixth season of work on farmland here and the first in which substantial remains have been discovered. The earliest feature on the site appears to be a small barrow, some 7.5m in diameter, […]


St Edmund’s School, Canterbury

Excavation at St Edmund’s School, Canterbury Canterbury Archaeological Trust has recently completed a seven week archaeological investigation within the grounds of St Edmund’s School, Canterbury. The site is located on a former playing field to the south of Giles Lane on the upper ridge of St Thomas’ Hill overlooking Canterbury and the Stour basin to the south-east. The […]


St Edmund’s School
Trust Blog Tags: , Categories: Trust Blog. Tags: Iron Age and St Edmund's School.

An excavation on the playing fields of St Edmund’s School on St Thomas’s Hill to the north-west of Canterbury has uncovered rather more than was expected. An Iron Age settlement has been discovered beneath grass playing fields about to become astroturf pitches.  Many shallow features were first exposed in a ‘strip and map’ operation and are […]


Sittingbourne Paper Mill

Sittingbourne Paper Mill A series of investigations, funded by Essential Land plc, has been completed on part of the former Sittingbourne Paper Mill site just north-west of Sittingbourne town centre.  The work revealed a fascinating glimpse of the history of the area from prehistoric times up until the mill’s very recent demolition in 2010. The […]


Church Street, Maidstone

Church Street, Maidstone Following evaluation undertaken in November 2011, an excavation has recently been completed on the site of a former tennis court and gardens in Church Street in advance of a new housing scheme. The site lies east of Maidstone town centre on gently sloping ground. To the west is the River Medway and […]


Folkestone Roman Villa
Image Galleries: year in pictures 2011.

Folkestone Roman Villa. Late Iron Age chalk floor. Work carried out as part of ‘A Town Unearthed: Folkestone Before 1500’ a Heritage Lottery funded partnership project between Canterbury Archaeological Trust, Canterbury Christ Church University and Folkestone Peoples History Centre.  Additional funding has been provided by the Kent Archaeological Trust and the Roger De Haan Charitable […]


Folkestone Roman Villa
Image Galleries: year in pictures 2011.

Folkestone Roman Villa. Iron Age gold and silver coines. Work carried out as part of ‘A Town Unearthed: Folkestone Before 1500’ a Heritage Lottery funded partnership project between Canterbury Archaeological Trust, Canterbury Christ Church University and Folkestone Peoples History Centre.  Additional funding has been provided by the Kent Archaeological Trust and the Roger De Haan […]


A Town Unearthed

The Rocky Road to the Iron Age: excavation at Folkestone Roman villa 2011 The second season of excavation at the East Wear Bay Roman villa, Folkestone ran between May and November 2011. The work forms part of the three year Heritage Lottery funded community project ‘A Town Unearthed: Folkestone Before 1500’(or ATU). The excavation is […]


Archaeologia Cantiana

Canterbury Archaeological Trust papers published in Archaeologia Cantiana. Archaeologia Cantiana has been published since 1858 by Kent Archaeological Society, the oldest and largest society devoted to the history and archaeology of the ancient county of Kent. The full contents pages for all the volumes can be viewed at: http://www.kentarchaeology.org.uk/Research/Pub/ArchCant/Intro.htm Title Volume Date Pages Some minor […]