Take a virtual tour of the wreck of the London

Overview of the application showing the wreck

For the first time, non-divers can explore the protected historic wreck site of the 350-year-old warship the London – one of England’s most important 17th-century shipwrecks – which lies in two parts in the Thames estuary off Southend Pier. Historic England has commissioned Cotswold Archaeology, in collaboration with ArtasMedia, CyanSub and MSDS Marine, to create…
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Roman stamped tiles from Gloucester – a rediscovery

A stamped Roman tile from Gloucester, found in the museum store

Dr Peter Warry FSA is an expert on Roman ceramic building material, and has just published an article on the use of stamped Roman tiles in Gloucestershire. Among other things, in his new article Peter posits that Hucclecote villa, situated to the east of Gloucester, played an important role as a sort of recycling depot…
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In memory of Andrew Lyle – Boxford 2017

Andrew Lyle

Over the weekend we heard the very sad news that Andrew Lyle, one of our long-standing volunteers on the Boxford project, passed away on Saturday morning. Matt Nichol, who worked with Andrew on the project, has these words to say about him. Andrew Lyle was an incredibly hard working, funny and passionate local Boxford guy…
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Stunning mosaic found in Roman Villa near Boxford

Left to Right: Potentially Hercules fighting the Centaur & Cupid with a wreath in his right hand

The project. Since 2015 Cotswold Archaeology has been involved in a three year community archaeology project “Revealing Boxford’s Ancient Heritage”. A joint project involving the BHP (Boxford History Project), the Berkshire Archaeology Research Group and CA, the project was funded by the Heritage Lottery Fund and involved investigating three closely linked Roman sites near to the…
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Bristol’s Brilliant Archaeology

As part of the recent ‘Festival of Archaeology’ events, on Saturday (29th July) Cotswold Archaeology attended ‘Bristol’s Brilliant Archaeology’ day held by Bristol City Museum and Art Gallery at the Blaise Castle Estate in Bristol, where thankfully the weather held off and a brilliant day really was had by all. Cotswold Archaeology took over the…
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Sir William Romney’s School Activity Day at Kemble


Our Kemble office recently welcomed students from Sir William Romney’s School  in nearby Tetbury. As part of the school’s Activity Week students from years 7 – 9 visit a variety of local and national attractions, and some students have the opportunity to visit and learn about businesses in the surrounding area, including Cotswold Archaeology. A…
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Cotswold Archaeology at Stroud’s Museum in the Park

Cotswold Archaeology has just completed a scoping  and rationalisation study of the archaeology collection at The Museum in Park, Stroud. Hazel O’Neill (our Post-Excavation Supervisor at Kemble) and her team of volunteers audited and photographed almost 1000 boxes of finds and documentary archives, to allow the museum to better understand what they’re holding and how…
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Today sees the launch of the second CA Christmas Calendar Competition!

Followers of our Facebook page will be treated to a daily photo and associated question, with those accumulating the most correct answers at the end of the 24 days going forward to a prize draw. The first out of the hat will then win a stunning one-off Hnefatafl set (similar to the below), hand crafted…
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Skills for Stroud award

Cotswold Archaeology have just been awarded Full Recognition in the Skills for Stroud Work Experience and Employability Charter. This is a scheme designed to recognize and promote the career preparation and development of young people within the Stroud District area. Full Recognition was awarded to CA following a very detailed review of our current practices…
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Second season of the Boxford Community dig has started

The second season of investigations by the Boxford History Project have commenced. This project is being undertaken by a partnership of the Boxford History Project, the Berkshire Archaeology Research Group and Cotswold Archaeology with generous support from the Heritage Lottery Fund. Following last year’s successful dig on the site of a major Roman villa this year…
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Ipplepen training dig

Ipplepen, in Devon, is situated approximately 20 miles south-west of Exeter. Since 2011, the site has been run by the University of Exeter as their annual training dig; as well as students, the digging team is also made up of community volunteers. This year, CA has two team members from the Exeter Office on site…
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Oceans Past and Present

Sally Evans – Marine Heritage Consultant, Cotswold Archaeology and PhD student in marine resource use focused on cetacean exploitation (whales dolphins and porpoises) I work as a Marine Heritage Consultant for Cotswold Archaeology. In this role I carry out research into marine and coastal heritage and provide advice on guidance, policy and legislation to enable understanding…
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