Colchester Archaeological Trust

Colchester Archaeological Trust

Charity information

Colchester Archaeological Trust

Over thirty years of major excavations and research in Colchester: Britain's first Roman town, founded by the emperor Claudius in the fortress of the great British King Cunobelin

Founded 1981

  • Mission statement

    Originally founded in 1963 as the Colchester Excavation Committee and later in 1981 became incorporated as the Colchester Archaeological Trust to research into and promote the archaeology of Colchester. It is a registered charity (no 283354) and a company limited by guarantee (no 1578133, England). The registered offices are at Roman Circus House, Circular Road North, Colchester, Essex, CO2 7GZ.

    The Trust is made up of about 20 trustees. Some are members in their own right, others are representatives of archaeological and other bodies. The management of the Trust is delegated to the Council of Management which is elected from the Trustees. Currently the chairman of the Council of Management is Nick Wickenden MA FSA AMA and the company secretary is John Mallinson MA.

    The Trust employs a full-time professional unit, available to provide developers and others with a full range of archaeological services required by local authorities for planning applications or planning consents.

    The Director and chief archaeologist of the Trust is Philip Crummy MA FSA MIFA. Howard Brooks MA FSA MIFA is the senior fieldwork archaeologist. Both are full members of the Institute of Field Archaeologists.

    The Trust is a registered archaeological organisation with the Institute of Field Archaeologists.

  • Aims

    Colchester Archaeological Trust aims to:

    • Advance the education of the public in the science of archaeology
    • Promote the appropriate preservation, recording, excavation and interpretation of archaeological sites and historic buildings in Colchester and the neighbouring districts
  • Overview

    Established: August 1981

    Registered Charity Number: 283354

    Board members: 17

    Full time staff: 6

    Part time staff: 5

    Volunteers: 30

    Phone number: 07436273304

    Address: Colchester Archaeological Trust Roman Circus House Circular Road North Colchester Essex CO2 7GZ

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