Wessex Archaeology has just started archaeological work on the southern part of the Charles Street development site in the historic town of Dorchester, Dorset.

Wessex Archaeology is extremely pleased to be involved in this project and is working on site with Cowlin Construction, the development partners Simons and West Dorset District Council and their archaeological consultant Cotswold Archaeology.

Wessex Archaeology has a long tradition of working in and around Dorchester having been involved in such sites as Greyhound Yard, the County Hospital, the Poundbury development and the redevelopment of the old Eldridge Pope Brewery in Brewery Square.

Excavations undertaken around Charles Street by Wessex Archaeology during the 1980s found remains relating to the development, use and disuse of the Roman town of Durnovaria. The new excavation is expected to provide further information about the history of Durnovaria and its inhabitants, what they did, and what happened here before and after the relatively well documented Roman occupation.

Find out more about the excavations at Charles Street, Dorchester.