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LILLYHORN ROMAN VILLA

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A Roman villa excavated in 1845 was found to consist of 29 rooms and a hypocaust. Some of the rooms contained tesselated pavements and a pot containing 1223 bronze coins from Valerian to Diocletian (AD 253-305) was found beneath the floor. Some of the building material was reused to construct a building in the grounds of Watercombe House. Finds from the villa also included tiles and pottery. At least four burials were retrieved from a mound close to the villa. Most of the finds were deposited at Stroud Museum. Scheduled.

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