Press release

Guided tours to Roman Archaeological site at Catterick

Interested members of the public are invited to visit the current archaeological excavations at Catterick, North Yorkshire which have been revealed as part of the Highways Agency’s A1 Leeming to Barton improvement scheme.


On Saturday 24 January, there will be guided tours from Catterick racecourse car park (North of A6136) to one of the sites currently being excavated. This work is ahead of bridge widening and road construction undertaken as part of the upgrade of the A1 to motorway status in North Yorkshire.

Tours to the excavation will be every hour from 10:30 am, through to 2.30pm (final tour). They will be led by archaeologists from the Carillion - Morgan Sindall Joint Venture and English Heritage, with on site interpretation from the archaeological team (Northern Archaeological Associates). In a cabin at the car park there will be the opportunity to look at a small display of photographs and finds from the recent Roman excavations on the A1.

Dr Stephen Sherlock, archaeological clerk of works commented:

We held a very well attended series of tours at the end of May 2014 but it has become clear there are still a number of people interested in seeing for themselves what has been uncovered during the archaeological works. We have arranged these tours as another opportunity for people who weren’t able to come last time.

For further information contact:

Stuart Culley: A1L2B Joint Venture Public Relations Officer on 01677 932348 Kate Read: Senior Press Officer at Highways Agency on 0191 246 2473 Steve Sherlock, Archaeological Clerk of Works, A1L2B 07804 698322

General enquiries

Members of the public should contact the Highways Agency Information Line on 0300 123 5000.

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Published 14 January 2015