Birkbeck students excavating the remains of Syon Abbey

In 2020, CoLAT gave financial support, along with the London & Middlesex Archaeological Society the Marc Fitch Fund and several local archaeological societies, for the publication of a training excavation at Syon House in Middlesex, which recorded much of the groundplan of the abbey which preceded the grand house.

For more details about the work of the Society and its journal, see the LAMAS website.

Photo by Tony Marshall

Welcome to the CoLAT website

The City of London Archaeological Trust (CoLAT) is a charity whose purpose is to support and initiate archaeological work in the City of London and its environs.

The Trust supports all kinds of archaeological work and the exhibition of archaeological sites. We prefer to concentrate on education and research, especially publication, within or in addition to existing research frameworks; but assistance with survey and excavation projects may be requested.

Many of the projects supported by CoLAT are large multi-stage research and publication projects which require additional funding for completion. We welcome donations from individuals and organisations who want to contribute to the archaeological and historical study of London.