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.
Colchester Archaeological Group & Fordham History SocietyName:
Jenny Kay (Fordham History Society)Address:
N/AEmail: [email protected]Telephone:
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.