Monday, 12 March 2018

Roman Villa

We try to visit a few National Trust properties when we are on our trips away, and came across

Chedworth Roman Villa

Not our usual preferred place for visiting, but as we were nearby we thought it would be worth a stop.  In fact the drive to it was lovely.  Open countryside, gorgeous views.  I'll add links at the end of this post....


Museum and offices


looking from a raised platform down onto the mosaic

as you see from the pictures, there is a lot of missing pieces

it's a bit like a giant jigsaw puzzle 








Sorry I didn't take more photos, and although the weather looks good, it was actually 

 ❄️❄️❄️ Freezing Cold  ❄️❄️❄️

Here's a link to the webpage


and some Google Street Views























10 comments:

Eileen said...

Such an interesting place to visit. Remarkable that parts of the mosaic have survived for so long. I like the spring and inviting you to throw money into it :)

Judy said...

Gorgeous mosaics! And lovely info about the spring. I didn't know that throwing coins in the water originated from Roman times.

Christine said...

Incredible tilework

ann @ studiohyde said...

It's interesting what has been uncovered. When we visited, there was a school trip having a tour - there was an area with large tables where they were having a lesson about the place. I thought that was really good as it brought to life in a way, what would likely be quickly ignored by kids in school.

ann @ studiohyde said...

Ahhh those romans got everywhere Judy :)

ann @ studiohyde said...

It must have taken painstaking patience to place those tiles in a design. Early artists I think :)

Shammickite said...

I've always thought that actually finding a Roman mosaic floor is quite an achievement. The floors were built before the Romans left Britain around AD400, and have since been covered with centuries of dirt, various buildings and farming communities through the ages, then challenged with modern day farmer's ploughs ripping through them. Amazing to find anything at all!

robin cox walsh said...

I always try and tag along with a school tour! They are so much more interesting than the adult ones! LOL ;)

ann @ studiohyde said...

Absolutely, makes you wonder what hasn’t been found.

ann @ studiohyde said...

OMG! I did the same and tagged along for a while, LOL :))

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