Wednesday 12 November 2014
Chedworth Roman Villa
Martin Papworth specializes in the history and archaeology of the Dorset Iron Age and has written a book on the local tribe known as the Durotriges. He has worked for the NT for 27 years and has been involved in a range of archaeological projects. Martin carried out work at the great Avebury Henge and discovered buried megaliths and was also involved in the Stonehenge Riverside Project which worked out a new chronology for the Neolithic and Bronze Age landscape. Most recently he has been involved in uncovering mosaics at Chedworth Roman Villa after a new cover building was designed and erected over the West Range of the Villa.
Most recently Martin Papworth he has been involved in uncovering mosaics at Chedworth Roman Villa after a new cover building was designed and erected over the West Range of the Villa. First occupied in the 2nd century AD Chedworth Roman Villa was gradually extended, reaching its peak in the 4th century. Rediscovered in 1864 it has been owned and cared for by the National Trust since 1924. It is most famous for its mosaic floors and artifacts. The site also has 2 kms of Roman walls, bath houses, hypocaust systems and a water shrine.