This project aims to communicate the importance of the landscape of the Darent Valley during the Roman era to a wider audience by exploring the significance of the villas and other aspects of Roman heritage that remains largely hidden to the general public.

Much of this work will centre around the nationally important site at Lullingstone Roman Villa, where a community archaeology project is being undertaken which will enable people and communities to learn about and explore why the site was so important, and how we have learned about it. Working alongside English Heritage, exciting exploratory research and recording is taking place at the site, with new education resources being created to help inspire the next generation of archaeologists. This research also extends to other sites of importance along the valley, including the Roman villa being excavated as part of the Discovering Roman Otford Project, all of which will be incorporated into the new interpretation.

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Roman Darent Valley
Roman Darent Valley

The River Darent and hence its surrounding valley was an important feature in Roman Kent. Archaeologists are already aware...

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