Colchester Archaeological Trust Ltd

Colchester Archaeological Trust's primary aim is to research and promote the archaeology of Colchester.

The Trust employs a professional unit, which provides developers with a full range of archaeological services. The trust has built considerable in-house experience of complex stratified urban archaeology and associated finds research. The discovery of the Roman fortress in the 1970s and of Britain’s only Roman circus in 2004 are among the many highlights of almost 50 years of fieldwork.

Responsible post-holder(s): 
Philip Crummy, Director
Howard Brooks, Deputy Director
01206 501 785
Offices and contacts
Roman Circus House, Roman Circus Walk, Colchester, Essex, CO2 7GZ
01206 501 785
Additional contacts: 

Chris Lister, Contracts Manager
Commercial Services
Tel: 01206 501 785
Email: cl [at]

Jules Bowring, Office Manager
Tel: 01206 501 785
Email: js [at]

Regions and services
See below for a list of this Registered Organisation's operational regions and services.
Registration period: 
The geographical regions and services listed for this organisation represent work undertaken within the last 3 years. The services listed are either provided in-house or are bought-in - please contact the organisation for further details.
East of England
design of investigations, procurement of services, contract management and monitoring
EIAs, DBAs, documentary research
provision of commercial historic environment advice to developers, public inquiries
Education & outreach
interpretation and displays
public outreach, participation and events
teaching and training
Fieldwork / post-fieldwork
analysis of artefacts, industrial residues, environmental material and human remains
building analysis and recording
characterisation and appraisals
field evaluation
geophysical survey
measured and topographical survey
object conservation
watching briefs

Chartered Institute for Archaeologists
Power Steele Building, Wessex Hall
Whiteknights Road, Earley,
Reading RG6 6DE

0118 966 2841
admin [at]