EXCAVATION: Fane Road Allotments – Itter Crescent Roman Villa
We have not been granted the necessary permission by Peterborough City Council to undertake this dig. This is particularly disappointing since we had an agreed outline plan for our investigations, the work is undertaken in a structured and professional manner, and we seek to maximise community awareness and involvement.
A large Roman villa was discovered in 2011 prior to construction of new houses between Itter Crescent and Fane Road. There was a community dig in 2014 and since then FRAG has undertaken further archaeological excavations on the Fane Road Allotment Site to ascertain the full extent of the buildings.
A brief excavation (Wed 25th to Sunday 29th May) will continue to explore the walls unearthed during recent digs.
The community excavation gave clues as to the layout of the southern elements of the impressive villa but detailed interpretation of the remains is still uncertain.
You don’t need to have experience, and you don’t need to commit for the full duration. You do need to register in advance by completing the online application form.
FRAG Members Only
(though members of Fane Road Allotment Association, and JIGSAW affiliated groups may also participate)