Monument record 0077300000 - FOSCOTT VILLA

Summary

Roman villa with baths and mosaic floors excavated several times in the nineteenth century and field walked in the twentieth century

Protected Status/Designation

  • Planning Notification Area: Site of Roman villa and bath houses, excavated in the 19th century
  • SHINE: Foscott Medieval shrunken village earthworks with associated ridge and furrow cultivation, fishponds & manor site, and Foscott Roman villa site

Map

Type and Period (1)

  • VILLA (Roman - 43 AD to 409 AD)

Description

VILLA OF CONSIDERABLE SIZE WITH BATHS, A TANK, TESSELATED PAVEMENTS &C. COIN FINDS SHOW HOUSE INHABITED EARLY C4 (B1).
EXCAVATED 1837-40 & POSSIBLY DISTURBED AT OTHER TIMES (B3).
NGR TO VILLA SITE ON OS MAP, NEXT TO A422 ROAD (B10).

Sources (11)

  • ---SBC24859 Bibliographic reference: David S Neal and Stephen R Cosh. 2009. Roman Mosaics of Britain Volume III: South-east Britain Part 1.
  • <1>SBC12891 Bibliographic reference: RCHM BUCKS 2 P115.
  • <2>SBC1297 Unpublished document: BCM ACCESSIONS REGISTERS 82-83.18; 86.18; 88-90.18; 12.56; 244.68.
  • <3>SBC10715 Unpublished document: Ordnance Survey Field Investigator. OS RECORD CARD SP 73 NW 2 (FILED).
  • <4>SBC2094 Verbal communication: BULL E 1973 PERS COMM.
  • <5>SBC2093 Verbal communication: BULL E & FARLEY M E (BCM) JUNE 1982 PERS COMM.
  • <6>SBC6155 Unpublished document: HARTWELL MUSEUM CATALOGUE VOL I 1783-1866 (AT BCM).
  • <7>SBC11901 Verbal communication: PIKE A R (BCM) & PARISH D A (BCM) MAY 1985 PERS COMM (PHOTOS & SLIDES, FILED).
  • <8>SBC5482 Article in serial: FURTHER REFS TO VILLA- SHEAHAN P275; RECS OF BUCKS 1878 5 P355 (MOSAIC); COUNTRY LIFE, SEPT 12-19 19.
  • <9>SBC5481 Article in serial: FURTHER REFS TO VILLA - GENTLEMAN'S MAGAZINE 1843 PT 1 P303; RIVET A L F 1969 ROMAN VILLA IN BRITAIN.
  • <10>SBC10450 Map: OS 1972 1:2500 MAP.

Location

Grid reference Centred SP 7221 3534 (170m by 110m) (Centred on)
Civil Parish FOSCOTT, Aylesbury Vale, Buckinghamshire

Finds (0)

Related Monuments/Buildings (5)

Related Events/Activities (5)

  • Event - Intervention: (EBC11817)
  • Event - Intervention: (EBC11854)
  • Event - Survey: (EBC13649)
  • Event - Survey: (EBC13702)
  • Event - Intervention: Antiquarian excavation (EBC11819)

Record last edited

Jun 20 2019 10:45AM

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