EXCAVATION: Fane Road Roman Villa

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EXCAVATION: Fane Road Allotments – Roman Villa

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.

This will be our first chance to return to the features partially revealed in our May 2019 excavation.

FRAG Members Only
(though members of FR Allotment Association, and JIGSAW affiliated groups may also participate)

If you are interested to participate please download the application form and submit to fieldofficer@peterborougharchaeology.org. Kevin Redgate will be in touch.

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 8th October to Tuesday 12th October from 8.00am to 4.30pm daily.

Excavation Strategy
Firstly, to determine the east and north extents of the wall revealed in the May 19 excavation in order to identify any returns (north or south) and/or any intermediate wall junctions.

Secondly, attempt to locate the east Iron-Age boundary ditch revealed by the 2012 commercial excavation to extend into the allotments east of the track that terminates on the north fence-line.

Further Information

All participants must complete the application form and have their attendance confirmed.

Download Application Form




8 October 2021
12 October 2021
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