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North Leigh Roman Villa, Oxfordshire

by David Raoul Wilson

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Published by H.M.S.O. in London .
Written in English


Edition Notes

StatementD.R. Wilson ; description by D. Sherlock.
SeriesDepartment of the Environment official handbook
Classifications
LC ClassificationsMLCS 85/9422 (C)
The Physical Object
Pagination24 p., [1] folded leaf of plates :
Number of Pages24
ID Numbers
Open LibraryOL2676285M
ISBN 100116708433
LC Control Number85841523

North Leigh is a village and civil parish about 3 miles northeast of Witney in Oxfordshire. The parish includes the hamlet of East End, and since has also included the hamlet of Wilcote. The Census recorded the parish's population as 1, Roman occupation on the site originated in the 1st or early 2nd century AD, when three buildings along the line of what became the north-west range were built. One of these was a bath house, and another structure served as a linking corridor. The main villa began as a winged-corridor building in the late second century AD.

North Leigh Roman Villa, Oxfordshire: A Report on Excavation and Recording in the S By PETER ELLIS with contributions by Lynne Bevan, Tom Blagg, Simon Esmonde Cleary, Martin Henig, Stephanie Pinter-Bellows, and Jane Timby INTRODUCTION he report is focused on excavations in a suite of four rooms in the villa dating to the late. North Leigh Roman Villa was a Roman courtyard villa in the Evenlode Valley about miles ( m) north of the hamlet of East End in North Leigh civil parish in is in the care of English Heritage and is open to the public.. Excavations. The architect Henry Hakewill excavated the ruins in – Professor Francis Haverfield conducted further excavations in

Archaeology. Akeman Street Roman road passes through the northern part of the former parish. A Roman villa at Shakenoak Farm was excavated in the s. The villa was built late in the 1st century AD, enlarged more than once but remained smaller and less opulent than the nearby North Leigh Roman Villa. Shakenoak villa was occupied until the middle of the 3rd century, when it seems to Country: England. at Eynsham Village Join volunteers at North Leigh Roman Villa for a rare chance to see the impressive mosaic floor up close. A new volunteer group is forming, working with English Heritage, to try to get the Mosaics ‘House’ open more often; and generally to improve people’s experience of this wonderful site.


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The remains of North Leigh Roman Villa are set within a peaceful landscape on the banks of the River Evenlode in Oxfordshire. This 'courtyard villa' is considered one of the larger villas of Roman Britain. It was at its most extensive in the early 4th century when it included four bath suites, 16 mosaic floors and 11 rooms with under-floor heating.

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(Donald Randall), North Leigh Roman Villa, Oxfordshire. London: H.M. Stationery Office, Books and journals 'OXONENSIA' in Oxonensia, Vol.(), Taylor, M V, 'A History of Oxfordshire' in North Leigh Villa, Vol. Volume 2, (), Other Allen 5/20 Riley 7/1,2,8/24,9/35, Riley and Allen, Riley and Allen, () Plan of remains, English Heritage, Guide Book - North Leigh Roman Villa, PRNC.A.O., North.

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Roman sites in Oxfordshire. This page North Leigh Roman Villa. North Leigh Roman Villa. The remains of a Oxfordshire book Roman villa stand on a sloping site above the River Evenlode. The most impressive feature at North Leigh is an almost complete section of mosaic flooring, largely composed of.

Leigh, North, a village and a parish in Oxfordshire. The village stands 1½ mile SE of Akeman Street, 3½ miles W by S of Handborough station on the G.W.R., and 3 NE by N of Witney. It has a post office under Witney; money order and telegraph office, Witney.

The parish contains also the. North Leigh - Wilcote. A walk of five miles taking in the villages of North Leigh and Wilcote. Highlights include rolling farmland, historic track ways, ancient woodland and a historic well.

Nearby to the route is North Leigh Roman Villa. This route has some stiles. Download a. Full Description: "Oxfordshire has a great wealth and variety of Roman remains, from rich villas in the Cotswolds, peasant villages and settlements in the Thames Valley, and the walled towns of Alchester and Dorchester, to the temple complexes of Frilford and Woodeaton, and the extensive pottery industry around Oxford itself.

This volume surveys the Roman period in Oxfordshire. Over 30 rooms and four bathhouses made up this Roman villa which now lies largely forgotten, but tucked away in a beautiful part of Oxfordshire worth exploring for a walk as well as the history, and mosaic floor in place. Attractions near North Leigh Roman Villa: ( km) Combe Mill ( km) Ramsden Rare Breeds ( km) St.

Martin's Church ( km) St James the Great ( km) The Queens Head; View all attractions near North Leigh Roman Villa on Tripadvisor $4/5(87). North Leigh Common Was renamed from the former Eynsham Heath, which spread from East End to South Leigh, before its enclosure and conversion to farmland in the 18th century.

Locally North Leigh Roman Villa 2 miles north of North Leigh; 10 miles west of Oxford, off the A Wychwood Walk No. 6: North Leigh - East End Approximately 4 miles / 6. North Leigh, Witney, Oxfordshire, OX29 6PZ ;   Published on Sep 5, North Leigh Roman Villa could be closer to your doorstep than you think if you live in Oxford Oxfordshire.

Even if. North Leigh Roman Villa, Witney: See 87 reviews, articles, and 32 photos of North Leigh Roman Villa, ranked No.7 on Tripadvisor among 19 attractions in Witney TripAdvisor reviews. Best known for the 4th century Roman villa site alongside the River Evenlode, North Leigh sits halfway between Witney and Woodstock.

The village is a good base for touring the area and also has a handsome church and rectory with wallpaintings and a beautiful north aisle chapel. Buy North Leigh Roman Villa, Oxfordshire (Ancient monuments and historic buildings) by Wilson, D.

R (ISBN: ) from Amazon's Book Store. Everyday low prices and free delivery on Author: D. R Wilson. East End, North Leigh has remains of a large and well-built Roman courtyard villa facing south east over the Evenlode valley. The most important feature is a near complete mosaic floor, which can be seen through a viewing window.

There are 3 ways to get from Oxford to North Leigh Roman Villa by bus, taxi or car. Select an option below to see step-by-step directions and to compare ticket prices and travel times in Rome2rio's travel planner.

Recommended option. Bus • 1h 3m. Restaurants near North Leigh Roman Villa: ( mi) The Plough Inn ( mi) Bird in Hand ( mi) Carpenters Arms ( mi) Sandwich de Witney ( mi) The Shake Shop Witney; View all restaurants near North Leigh Roman Villa on Tripadvisor $4/5(87). Creighton, J. and Allen, M. () Fluxgate gradiometry survey at North Leigh Roman Villa, Oxfordshire.

Britannia, pp. ISSN XAuthor: John Creighton, Martyn Allen.North Leigh Roman Villa. The site of North Leigh Roman Villa, located within a loop of the River Evenlode. This was a 'courtyard villa', having a range of buildings on each of three sides of a rectangle, with a corridor and gatehouse closing the courtyard on the fourth side.North Leigh Roman villa m NNE of Upper Riding Farm is a Scheduled Monument in Combe, Oxfordshire, England.

See why it was listed, view it on a map, see visitor comments and photos and share your own comments and photos of this building.