Archaeology

Stories that lie beneath our feet.

The earliest Bronze Age inhabitants of Otford left evidence of their lives high on Otford Mount; the excavated Romano-British cemetery reveals the harshness of life for the inhabitants during the Roman occupation: the world of the Tudors still lies beneath the remains of the Archbishops Palace. Meanwhile in Church Field, a great Roman villa is steadily being unearthed. Otford is generously endowed in archaeological discoveries.

Discover Roman Otford Project regularly carry out supervised digs in Otford. A number of local residents as well as students also take part in their digs. If you would like to simply observe or to take part in a dig contact us at the following address: fromings@btinternet.com”

The Bronze Age Mount

Their memory lives on

The Bronze Age Mount

Iron-Age Hill Fort

A great hill-fort overlooking the valley

Iron-Age Hill Fort

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The Romano British Cemetery

The Roman way of death

The Romano British Cemetery

Progress Villa

Unearthing a Roman farm

Progress Villa

The Pottery Field

Discvery of local industry

The Pottery Field

The Palace & Becket's Well

A palace and a holy well

The Palace & Becket's Well

Church Field Villa

One of the earliest British centres of Christian worship

Church Field Villa

The Bronze Age Mount

Their memory lives on

The Bronze Age Mount

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The Romano British Cemetery

The Roman way of death

The Romano British Cemetry

Progress Villa

Unearthing a Roman farm

Progress Villa

Pottery Field

Discvery of local industry

Pottery Field

The Palace & Becket's Well

A palace and a holy well

The Palace & Becket's Well

Church Field Villa

One of the earliest British centres of Christian worship

Church Field Villa

The Bronze Age Mount

Their memory lives on

Archaeology

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The Romano British Cemetry

The Roman way of death

The Romano British Cemetry

Progress Villa

Unearthing a Roman farm

Progress Villa

Pottery Field

Disovery of local industry

Pottery Field

The Palace & Becket's Well

A palace and a holy well

The Palace & Becket’s Well

Church Field Villa

One of the earliest British centres of Christian worship

Church Field Villa