We are the Colchester Archaeological Trust, a registered charity (no 283354) founded in 1965 to research into and promote the archaeology of Colchester. We are also a limited company (no 1578133) whose registered offices are at Roman Circus House, Roman Circus Walk, Colchester, Essex, CO2 7GZ in the UK.
This is our blog: www.thecolchesterarchaeologist.co.uk.
The Trust is made up of about 20 trustees. Some are members in their own right, others are representatives of archaeological and other bodies. The management of the Trust is delegated to the Council of Management which is elected from the Trustees. Currently the chairman of the Council of Management is Nick Wickenden MA FSA AMA and the company secretary is John Mallinson.
The Trust employs a full-time professional unit, available to provide developers and others with a full range of archaeological services required by local authorities for planning applications or planning consents.
The director and principal archaeologist of the Trust is Philip Crummy MA FSA MCIfA. Howard Brooks BA FSA MCIfA is the senior fieldwork archaeologist. Both are full members of the Chartered Institute for Archaeologists.
The Trust is a registered archaeological organisation with the Chartered Institute for Archaeologists.
The Colchester Archaeological Trust has been working in the construction industry for 50 years. Our operational area is primarily Essex and Suffolk where we offer the following services:
* archaeological evaluations
* geophysical surveys
* building recording
* desktop studies (desk-based assessments, heritage statements, etc)
* archaeological monitoring and recording (watching briefs)