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Archaeology at the Cheker of Hope


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The Cheker of Hope was Canterbury's largest medieval inn, standing on the corner of the High Street and Mercery Lane, very convenient for the Cathedral. Some of the exterior of the building is still visible. The Canterbury Archaeological Trust have had a couple of opportunities to investigate the interior of the building.

1987/1988
Roman road at No 2 High Street
Building works at the site enabled the discovery of a roman road under the site.
Building recording at No 2 High Street
A report from Rupert Austin on the interior fabric of the building.

1988/1989
Roman road at Nos 8 & 8A Mercery Lane
A report from a `watching brief' on some work in a shop on Mercery Lane
Building recording at Nos 8 & 8A Mercery Lane
Building recording reveals some interesting carpentry


Peter Collinson Last change: 7th September 2008