Roman Road Research & Excavations
Excavations on the new Winchester - Chichester Roman Road will occur on Bank Holiday weekends from Easter - August 2018. Three sites have been established where substantial remains have been found. In addition evidence has been found at each excavation of a Roman settlement, and work will be undertaken on these. In our current site, where one of our Roman Road lanes enters the LIDAR grid of what we think is the Roman settlement of CLAUSENTUM, a large amount of pottery and tiles have been found, together with the rammed chalk of the chalk of the grid. In the next excavation we will uncover a length of the grid, and possibly where the Roman lane crosses it.
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Experienced and novice excavators welcome. A training course is available.
There will be field work on Roman Roads from Winchester to London and Chichester, generally on Saturdays or Sundays. The Chichester Road survey has reached the Meon Valley and Old Winchester Hill. It was found that the Iron Age Hill Fort there had extensive outer defences. We are now looking at Caesar's Camp near Farnham - where similar evidence has been found. To join the Email Field Programme, Email us through Contact Us button above.