Ridley Hall archaeological site excavations
In 2012 we were delighted to work in partnership with Access Cambridge Archaeology on an exciting archaeological project.
The eleven-day dig was led by Dr Carenza Lewis, director of Access Cambridge Archaeology, and opened up to local residents and sixth form students selected to take part from across the country, who were given the opportunity to take part in real research and gain new skills.
Dr Lewis described the finds as offering 'tantalising possibilities... We have found signs of a Roman settlement and there may also be some Iron Age remains which will be excavated and recorded.
The dig followed a previous archaeological evaluation by the Cambridge Archaeological Unit of the University of Cambridge in 2009. Both reports can be downloaded below.
- Ridley Hall, Cambridge: An Archaeological Evaluation (October 2009, Marcus Brittain) (pdf)
- Archaeological Excavations at Ridley Hall, Cambridge (2012, Carenza Lewis, Catherine Ranson and Matthew Collins) (pdf)