Location: East Wear Bay, Folkestone, Kent
Dates: 10th July-5th August 2017. Monday-Saturday
Cost: £65 for a day experience. £240 for a week experience. £480 for 2 weeks. £540 for 3 weeks. £720 for 4 weeks. Returners and Friends of Canterbury Archaeological Trust are discounted (e-mail for further details).
Age: One day experiences from 8 years old (accompanied by an adult). Week long experiences for those aged 16 and above.
Training / Experience: None
Accommodation: None
Organization: Canterbury Archaeological Trust
Name: Annie Partridge
Address: Canterbury Archaeological Trust, 92a Broad Street, Canterbury, Kent. CT1 2LU
Email: [email protected]
Telephone: 07545927454 / 01227 462062 EXT 5282


Photo: Canterbury Archaeological Trust

Our site is located on top of the cliff overlooking East Wear Bay in Folkestone, Kent, right on the edge of the Dover-Folkestone Heritage Coast. Unfortunately the area is prone to erosion. We are currently running an archaeological field school to record the archaeological remains at the site before they are lost forever. The site has long been known as a Roman Villa. Our work has revealed that it was also a late Iron Age trading settlement, as well as the production site for a major industry producing querns from the local sandstone.

The Field School is being led by Canterbury Archaeological Trust in conjunction with Kent Archaeological Society, Folkestone Research and Archaeology Group, Folkestone People’s History Centre, and Dover Archaeological Group.

We have set this field school up to provide training to anyone interested in archaeology; you do not have to be a student or have any archaeological experience to get involved. Our site is staffed by professional archaeologists from Canterbury Archaeological Trust with support from long term volunteers from local archaeology groups. Our training is the same we would give any member of staff on a commercial site and we use the BAJR ‘Archaeology Skills Passport’ to evidence your progress.


  1. Becci Bazeley
    July 23, 2017 @ 7:42 pm

    Hi keen to do a one day course this week. It would be primarily for son josh – 16 years and about to do history alevel with aim to study archeology or history at university, and me – mum – out of pure interest as a keen history buff! Do you have any availability? It would be our first dig but we are v enthusiastic. Just moved near the area hence late in contacting you. Many thanks


    • CA
      July 24, 2017 @ 8:57 am

      Hi Becci,
      Thanks for your message. This post is just a listing about the East Wear Bay dig, so I’m afraid we’re unable to answer your question. You might like to contact the organisers or see the dig website for more information. The details are listed at the top of the page.

      Telephone: 07545927454 / 01227 462062 EXT 5282

      Best wishes,
      The CA Team


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