Welcome to Caistor Roman Project

Find out about our work and get involved

Working in partnership with the University of Nottingham, the Caistor Roman Project was set-up in 2009 to encourage community involvement in archaeological research in and around the Roman town of Venta Icenorum – present-day Caistor St. Edmund in Norfolk.  

Caistor St Edmund (Venta Icenorum) is one of only three Roman regional capitals in Britain that were not succeeded by medieval and modern towns; the others are Wroxeter and Silchester. The aim of the project is to investigate the origins of the site in the late Iron Age and its development as a Roman town as well as the relationship between the town and its surrounding countryside.

The Caistor Roman Project is a registered charity

Walls of Caistor Roman Town looking west. Photo Nick Stone.

Since the conclusion of major excavations at the Roman town in 2012, Caistor Roman Project has continued to develop