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28 St Dunstan’s Street, Canterbury

28 St Dunstan’s Street, Canterbury This site, which will be developed by Churchill Retirement Homes, was excavated in advance of construction.  The site lies outside the medieval West Gate, in an important suburb of the Roman, Anglo-Saxon and medieval town which has been intensively occupied for the past 2000 years. A complex sequence of buildings and features was excavated under […]


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 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 […]


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 […]


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 […]


Autumn archaeology
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Next Saturday sees the first of some interesting local conferences and talks which are coming up this autumn. Early Medieval Kent, 800-1220: Saturday 10 September A joint Christ Church Canterbury University/Centre for Kent History and Heritage/Friends of Canterbury Archaeological Trust venture. It takes place at the Old Sessions House, Longport, Canterbury, starting at 10.00 am. Eight speakers will cover topics […]


Canterbury’s Archaeology 2013–2014

Canterbury’s Archaeology 2013–2014 [LOOK INSIDE at issuu.com] Excavation The name of the settlement we now know as Canterbury – Durovernum Cantiacorum – first appears in the history books during the middle of the second century AD, but archaeology has shown that there was a settlement here long before that. How did the earliest settlement at […]


Festival Walks
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As usual our Friends group is offering daily (sometimes twice daily) walks during the Canterbury Festival.  These walks are a major fund-raiser for the trust and we are most grateful to those who have agreed to lead them.  If you want to come you must buy tickets in advance through the festival bookings – bearing in mind […]


Canterbury’s Archaeology 2012–2013

Canterbury’s Archaeology 2012–2013 [LOOK INSIDE at issuu.com] Excavation our field team uncovered some remarkable archaeology on a huge variety of sites. Here we explore discoveries from the Neolithic, Bronze Age, Iron Age, Roman and Anglo-Saxon periods The Meads, Sittingbourne Claxfield Farm, ­Lynsted St Edmund’s School, Canterbury Wincheap, Canterbury St Margaret’s at Cliffe, Dover Building recording […]


Dr Frank Panton 1923-2013
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Dr Frank Panton, former Chairman of the Canterbury Archaeological Trust and the Dover Bronze Age Boat Trust and Hon Librarian of the Kent Archaeological Society, died on 8th April 2013. His funeral will be held tomorrow, 30th April at All Saints Church, Tunstall. Francis Harry Panton was born in Lincoln on 25th May 1923 and […]