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EXCAVATION – Fane Road Allotments 2018
19 October - 22 October
FANE ROAD ARCHAEOLOGY GROUP (FRAG) – EVALUATION EXCAVATION 19-22 OCTOBER 2018
A large Roman villa was discovered in 2011 prior to construction of new houses between Itter Crescent and Fane Road. The Heritage Lottery funded ‘Romans of Fane Road’ excavation was undertaken in 2014. Since then FRAG has undertaken further archaeological excavations on the Fane Road Allotment Site to ascertain the full extent of the building.
The aims of previous excavations were to: establish the location of the southern part of the Iron Age enclosure ditch; establish any outlying Roman building foundations; locate and record Roman middens (rubbish tips); and establish the extent of the Roman metalled surface found in October 2015 with students of the Perse School.
This year we will be looking to expand on the successful results of test pit 17-1 which was explored in 2017. The dig is undertaken in partnership with the Fane Road Allotments Association (FRAA).
The event is FREE for FRAG & FRAA members
In order to participate download the application form. Scan or photo your completed form then email as indicated. Closing date for applications is 30 Sep 18. Places are limited and applications received from FRAG and FRAA members (and their families) before 9 Sep 18 will be given priority.
Fane Road Allotments, Fane Road, Peterborough. Access will be via the gate off the footpath on the Itter Park side of the allotments.
Dates & Times
Friday (19 Oct 18) – Monday (22 Oct 18) from 8.00am to 4.30pm daily.
Saturday (20 Oct 18) and Sunday (21 Oct 18) 11.00am to 4.00pm (further details will be publicised nearer the event).
FRAG – Evaluation Excavation 19-22 Oct 18