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Peterborough & The Soke

The British Archaeological Association held its summer conference in Peterborough in 2015. A book has now been published which captures the topics which were addressed. The focus is on Peterborough Cathedral but collectively the 20 papers by leading specialists provide a valuable contribution to the understanding of ... More

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Nassington Ditch Hunt

We are back in sunny Nassington for the fourth year with our friends from MidNAG. This year we are continuing our quest to understand the features revealed by geophysics and aerial photography. Fewer specific features (or finds) but plenty of ditches! And plenty of dogs. Here is a skull being lifted by one of our ... More

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Durobrivae Dig Going Ahead

Approval has been given by Historic England for the exploratory excavation at Durobrivae in July. The aim is to examine the state of preservation of the monument, which will involve lifting the turf and exposing the first undisturbed archaeological layer, particularly in areas subject to damage by rabbit burrows. It ... More

FRAG excavation - Fane Road Allotments May 2019

Romans of Fane Road – May 2019

FRAG went back to the Fane Road allotments for 4 days digging from 17th to 20th May. The primary objective was to understand more about the Roman wall discovered during test pitting in October 2017 (Trench 1). With a great turn-out of volunteers we were also able to open a second trench over a nearby area which had been ... More

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Your Roman Past

The 1 day conference on 30 March provides a unique opportunity to showcase the wealth of Roman archaeology in the Nene Valley More

Nassington Roman Barn Sept 2017

Back to Nassington – 2018

Year 3 and we're off. Back to Nassington with MidNAG to delve deeper into an Iron Age and Roman agricultural site. Old friends from as far away as New Zealand, and new friends from as near as Lincolnshire. Over the past 2 years we have discovered and explored an enigmatic Roman barn. Large, with fine herringbone ... More

normangate field geophysical survey 2018 - durham university

New Roman Street Map Available!

A geophysical survey of Normangate Field between Castor and the River Nene has revealed in spectacular detail the layout of the Roman industrial town which was once located there. The site formed an industrial suburb of Roman Peterborough - "Durobrivae". It is at the intersection of several major roads including Ermine ... More

Roman Castor - Stephen Upex

Roman Castor Revealed

Those participating in the FRAG guided walk near the church at Castor were able to spot the traces of the major Roman building which once occupied the site. Despite the best efforts of the Castor bell-ringers, Dr Stephen Upex was able to bring the history of the Roman presence in Castor to life - and place it in the ... More

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Roman Pottery Workshop – A Great Success!

The FRAG talk in February was about Roman pottery in the Peterborough area - but it was much more than this. Dr Stephen Upex came armed with a large collection of pottery - grouped into 18 different categories according to style, decoration and date. It was the task of the audience to work out what they were. Just to ... More

durobrivae geophys 2017

Geophysical Survey reveals more information about Durobrivae

Several FRAG members helped with a geophysical survey across parts of the Durobrivae site near Water Newton, Peterborough. The survey work required the explicit permission of Historic England which is responsible for the Roman Peterborough site. The work was co-ordinated by volunteers from the Community Archaeology ... More