Location: Fordham, Nr Colchester, Essex
Dates: Selected dates throughout summer, May to September, and ongoing.
Cost: None, but membership of CAG (Adults £12, Students £4) is encouraged. Participants must provide own transport and food.
Age: 16+, but suitable for children 8-15 accompanied by supervising adult.
Training / Experience: None required.
Accommodation: None provided.
Colchester Archaeological Group & Fordham History SocietyName:
Jenny Kay (Fordham History Society)Address:
Head of Roman Bone hairpin, one of several found during trial trenching at Fordham. (Photo: Frank Lockwood)
Colchester Archaeological Group and Fordham History Society, with permission from The Woodland Trust are carrying out ongoing excavations on a Roman Site at Fordham Hall, Essex.
Geophysics, field-walking, trial trenching and finds from Phase I in 2015 have all suggested significant Roman activity on the site.
Phase II excavations, begun in 2016 will involve open area excavation over the footprint of the suspected Roman villa. In 2017, these are concentrating on the area of the bath house.