Dates: Selected dates throughout summer, May to September, and ongoing. Dates available on request.
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.
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 and due to finish this year, have involved open area excavation over the footprint of the suspected Roman building. Finds to date have indicated that this was a high status site, with a bath house and colonnade or portico, marble fittings, painted plaster interiors and numerous finds demonstrating the wealth of the owners.