Sunday, March 22, 2009

Chedworth Roman Villa

When I was planning to visit England I spent a lot of time researching and planning the places I wanted to visit and this was definitely one of the highlights. On our travels through the Cotswold's towards Bath we took a very long narrow lane way deep into the English countryside to find the 4th Century ruins of a Roman Villa. Its hard to understand how the romans originally found this natural spring. The first view is an impression of how the site would have looked in its day. The house comprised of over 50 rooms.
The villa was discovered in 1864 by two local men out rabbiting, they had to dig for their ferret which went underground, and came across a section of pavement. Up to 50 men where put to work clearing the ruins. This was a fascinating visit and raised many questions for me.

1 comment:

  1. All are here must be the one artist in real as pictures are telling there whole story too... Thats interesting!!

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