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Excavation of a burial at Ebrington

The site, west of Elm Grove in Ebrington, is a sloping field on the edge of the Cotswold hills. North of the site, a Saxon cemetery was discovered in the late 19th century. In the 1950s a Roman bath house was discovered in the adjoining field to the south of the site complete with mosaics and painted walls. The location of the actual villa, the main house connected with the bath house, is not known.

In advance of planning permission the field adjacent to Elm Grove was archaeologically surveyed to establish what remains associated with the villa were present. This work located a small cemetery and the fields surrounding the villa.

On the 19th of October a team of professional archaeologists from Foundations Archaeology began an archaeological excavation in preparation for the construction of affordable housing being built for Gloucestershire Housing Association by Wolverley Homes.

1 More information, illustrations and reports
2 The Archaeology of Ebrington
3 Ebrington: 6th November 2009: Discoveries so far...
4 Roman Villas