Ashtead Roman Villa Project 2006-2013
Ashtead Roman villa was first discovered in the 1920s and excavated by A. W. G. Lowther and A. R. Cotton, when extensive evidence for a tilery was also noted. Further work was carried out in the 1960s by John Hampton who carried out a site survey; the site had much less vegetation cover than is now the case. Both Lowther’s published reports and Hampton's survey left many unanswered questions aand so a new research programme was initiated in 2006, directed by Dr. David Bird. Fieldwork was completed in 2013; post-excavation work is in progress and therefore it is not yet possible to offer closer dating of some aspects of the site.
To access the interim reports please click on the link to the relevant Bulletin:
Two posters were published by David Bird for international Roman conferences, one in Xanten in 2014 and one in Ghent in 2015. Both can be accessed here.