Reports and Publications

On this page you will find all of the reports and publications relating to East Wear Bay. As soon as completed reports are made available they will be uploaded here.

East Wear Bay Conservation Management Plan

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The Conservation Management Plan is concerned with the historic environment of East Cliff, Folkestone, which overlooks East Wear Bay, including the Scheduled Roman villa and earlier archaeological remains located on the cliff top, as well as the finds from the area immediately surrounding the scheduled monument, including deposits on the foreshore below the cliff.


The plan has been prepared by Canterbury Archaeological Trust with the aid of a grant from the National Lottery Heritage Emergency Fund, awarded in July 2020. Our thanks go to all who play the National Lottery for making projects like this happen.

This report is free to download.

A Town Unearthed: Folkestone Before 1500
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Edited by Ian Coulson (2013)

This book is a record of the community history and archaeology project ‘A Town Unearthed: Folkestone before 1500’ which between 2010 and 2013 investigated the ancient history of Folkestone and its immediate area.

The project focused on making Folkestone’s past accessible to residents and visitors alike. Active participation in fieldwork, research, oral history and a wide range of educational and outreach activities over 3 years provided opportunities to learn about local heritage and its wider context and create a legacy of knowledge, materials and skills for the future. This book is part of that legacy. The authors provide, for the first time, a detailed and authoritative account of the early history of Folkestone from prehistory to the Reformation.


Interim Reports