Cotterstock - Roman Villa

A research project undertaken for the Nene Valley Research Committee. The site of the villa was first discovered in 1736 when mosaic pavements were found by a local farmer. After this the sites exact location was forgotten about until it was rediscovered in 1976 when air photographs were taken of the site. The air photographs formed the focal point to locate a large scale geophysical survey, which provided details of the room layout within the villa. Limited excavation provided a broad date range for the eastern part of the site, which appeared to have been laid out around four large courtyards. The villa is now considered to be one of the largest within the Roman province and must have had extensive estate lands attached to it.

A full account of the site has been published in Britannia, 2001.

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Cotterstock - Roman Villa

Roman Villa finds

Roman Villa finds

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Roman Villa finds 2

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