Learning more about the archaeology and history of Kingsholm…

Budding local archaeologists and historians participated in this project to investigate Kingsholm’s past.

The Kingsholm area of Gloucester was the site of the first Roman military fort and the location of an important Anglo-Saxon royal palace. Much later it became an area of large Victorian red brick villas and terraced housing as you see it today.

During 2012-13, The Archaeology Service at the County Council worked with local community groups and volunteers to find out more about the history of the area and the lives of those who lived there in the past.

The project started in January 2012, and Anna Morris from the Archaeology Service worked with members of the Kingsholm community on documentary research, and on plans for geophysical survey and the excavation of around 20 test pits.

This exciting project culminated in an exhibition held at Gloucester City Museum during the summer of 2013.

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