Your chance to join archaeologists in geophysical survey of Roman city in Shropshire

Archaeologists are set to carry out a major new survey of the Roman city at Wroxeter near Shrewsbury and are looking for volunteers to spend a week out in all weathers.

Wroxeter Roman City in Shropshire
Wroxeter Roman City in Shropshire

The geophysical survey of the immensely important Shropshire site will be carried out from August 30 to September 9 using modern equipment that can reveal details of structures and items under the surface.

English Heritage is looking for "friendly, enthusiastic and hard working people" to join the geophysical survey team at Wroxeter Roman City. They will be driving or assisting in guiding survey equipment across fields and through gateways.

The deadline for application is Monday August 15 at 9am. An interview will be carried out over Zoom on Tuesday, August 23, with training and the project happening from August 30 to September 9 (all days inclusive)

There will be two shifts per day 8am to 2pm and 2pm to 8pm, volunteers need to be available for one shift per day.

It must then be emailed to

The Roman city of Wroxeter was the fourth largest in the Roman province of Britannia.

A survey tool place at the site in the 1990s when a detailed plan of the the buried city was revealed. Since then, technology has moved on leaps and bounds.

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