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Discovering ancient Cookham on the banks of the River Thames

We are unearthing the remains of an exceptionally rare and well-preserved Anglo-Saxon royal monastery in Cookham. Its traces have remained hidden for over a thousand years.

What have we found so far?

Houses, workshops, and a cemetery, along with an abundance of artefacts from the 8th and 9th centuries.

2022 Dig site next to Holy Trinity Church on the south bank of the River Thames

What’s Next

We’re developing an outreach programme to engage local communities in our research.

About the Friends of Cookham Abbey

Our charity helps people get involved with archaeology through education and outreach.