05 Jun 2020

A Lucky Spot

Works have continued slowly on site at the King’s School in Canterbury.

Archaeologists have been excavating several pits in the area of Mint Yard that will accommodate the new science building, previously home to Mitchinson’s Day House (staff and pupils relocated to their new house nearby in 2018 so that the old building could be demolished).

Deposits pre-dating the construction of the Almonry Yard, c. 1155, were removed and examined last week. Finds included pottery, glass fragments, a clay spindle whorl, and this sweet little die (scale 2cm).

There is also evidence of a Roman road, which will be further investigated in the coming weeks.

Photos by Paul Bennett and the Canterbury Archaeological Trust.