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New book on St Paul's Cathedral

St Paul's Cathedral: Archaeology And History.

The cover of St Paul's Cathedral: Archaeology And History. View the cover at full resolution

The Secretary of CoLAT, John Schofield, is also Cathedral Archaeologist for St Paul's Cathedral. In September he will publish St Paul's Cathedral: Archaeology And History with Oxbow Books.

This is a study of the Wren building, from the start of its construction in 1675 up to the early 21st century. Archaeology, conservation, and engineering aspects are covered.

CoLAT welcomes new historic plaque

Cover of The Roads to Rome walking guide.

The Eleanor Cross memorial stone. View the memorial stone at full resolution

In 2015 the Corporation of London placed an inscribed memorial stone on the ground surface on the churchyard of St Mary-le-Bow, Cheapside. This commemorates the Eleanor Cross of 1291-4, a notable medieval monument which stood nearby in the centre of Cheapside until its destruction in 1643. Parts of the Cross are on display in the Museum of London. CoLAT welcomes this development of a network of plaques and monumental memorials which is crystallising in the historic City of London. Nearby is a larger example, the outline of most of the 14th-century cloister and octagonal chapter house of St Paul's Cathedral, south of the nave of the Wren building.

Rosemary Green Grant

CoLAT has awarded the Rosemary Green Grant, comprising £80,000 over three years, to Jelena Beklavac and her team at the Centre for Human Bioarchaeology of the Museum of London, for the project The impact of industrialisation on London health. This is the largest single grant ever awarded by CoLAT, and derives from a substantial bequest made to the Trust by Miss Rosemary Green. For details of the winning project, see the Rosemary Green Grant page.

CoLAT produces a guide to a walk round the Roman City of London, in partnership with the Corporation of London

Cover of The Roads to Rome walking guide.

The Roads to Rome walking guide. View the cover at full resolution

CoLAT and the Corporation of London have produced a short guide to a walk around the City of London, evoking some of its Roman highlights. This is one of a series being produced by the Corporation to encourage exploration of the City. The Trust's Secretary John Schofield provided the text and designed the walk. The 14-page folding leaflet is available free from the City's Information Centre in St Paul's Churchyard; and is available to download (PDF, 2.9Mb).

Discount of 25% on CoLAT-supported London archaeology book

Flyer advertising the book London 1100-1600

Discount available on London 1100-1600. View the flyer at full resolution

In 2011, CoLAT Secretary John Schofield published London 1100–1600: The Archaeology of a Capital City (Equinox), a survey for the general reader of archaeological and historical work over the last four decades in the City of London and its environs. This book reports on several projects which have enjoyed CoLAT funding. It has been well received by reviewers.

Now the publisher Equinox is offering a 25% discount on copies of the paperback edition. Place an order online at and enter the code LONDON at the checkout when prompted and your order will be discounted.