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WOODCHESTER VILLA

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The site of a huge Roman villa of a courtyard plan. It was excavated in 1793 by Samuel Lysons and at least 64 rooms grouped around inner and outer courts were revealed. It is famous for the discovery of the Orpheus Mosaic which is nearly 49 feet square. This has been occasionally exposed for public inspection. Building activity dates to the 2nd, 3rd and 4th centuries. Finds from the villa, including pottery have been donated to Stroud Museum.

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