Location: Fordham, Nr Colchester, Essex
Dates: Selected dates throughout 2018
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: No on site accommodation is provided, but details of local hostel accommodation on a weekly full-board basis are available on request.
Organization: Colchester Archaeological Group & Fordham History Society
Name: Jenny Kay (Fordham History Society)
Address: N/A
Email: [email protected]
Telephone: N/A


Cleaning Down over Villa Occupation Area [Photo Credit: Jonathan Oldham]

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 all suggested significant Roman activity on the site.

Phase II excavations, begun in 2016, involve open area excavation over the footprint of the suspected Roman villa.  In 2018, these will concentrate on what is believed to be the main occupation area.


  1. Nicolas Balbi
    July 22, 2016 @ 6:29 pm

    I am visiting in England and would like to buy only the last publication of the magazine. Could you buy it in some way to send me to my hotel? muhas thanks


    • Ariane Galy
      July 25, 2016 @ 3:00 pm

      Dear Nicolas

      Thank you for your message. We most certainly do sell single issues of Current Archaeology and can arrange for this to be delivered to your hotel address so that you can enjoy reading it on your holiday. They are priced at £5.50 each (including postage) and we can take payment over the telephone if you call 020 8819 5580 and speak to the subscriptions department.

      I hope this helps and that you enjoy your visit to England!

      With best wishes

      Eve @ the Subscriptions Desk


  2. James Parks
    January 30, 2017 @ 7:49 pm

    Hi, will you still be on the dig at Fordham Hall or any where else in the South East in 2017? I’m now retired and would be interested in joining you on any dig you may be on, one thing though I have no experience. I’m based in Welwyn Garden City, Herts.


    • CA
      January 31, 2017 @ 10:50 am

      Hi James,
      Thank you for getting in touch. We’re currently in the process of updating our online digs listings and you can see what’s going on in the South East here: In the meantime, you can see the latest Colchester Archaeological Group events on their website:
      Best wishes,
      The CA Team


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