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List entry Summary

This building is listed under the Planning (Listed Buildings and Conservation Areas) Act 1990 as amended for its special architectural or historic interest.

Name: THE ROMAN VILLA

List entry Number: 1219584

Location

THE ROMAN VILLA, LOWER ADGESTONE ROAD

The building may lie within the boundary of more than one authority.

County District District Type Parish
Isle of WightUnitary AuthorityBrading

National Park: Not applicable to this List entry.

Grade: I

Date first listed: 18-Jan-1967

Date of most recent amendment: Not applicable to this List entry.

Legacy System Information

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Legacy System: LBS

UID: 310131

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List entry Description

Summary of Building

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History

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Details

BRADING SZ58NE LOWER ADGESTONE ROAD 1352-0/1/90 The Roman Villa 18/01/67 I

Remains of Roman Villa. C3, rediscovered in 1879. Masonry walls survive up to about 4ft in height and the hypocaust system and many elaborate tesselated pavements survive. These include in Room I a mosaic of Orpheus with animals and birds, in Room 2 a unique mosaic pavement including the chicken-headed Gnostic god Abraxes, a central roundel of Bacchus God of Wine and gladiators in combat, in Room 11 a simple diamond-shaped pattern within a border of red and white tesserae and in Room 12 a very elaborate mosaic divided into panels by a braided guilloche. This room contains one of the most important floor mosaics in Britain. subject matter includes Perseus rescuing Andromeda, busts of the 4 Seasons, the head of Medusa, Ceres distributing ears of corn to Triptolemus, a satyr pursuing a Bacchante, Lycurgus attacking the Maenad Ambrosia with a double axe, and a maenad playing a tambourine dancing with a shepherd boy. Rectangular border panel with merman, sea centaurs and nereids. Scheduled Ancient Monument. (Rule M and Sturgess K:Brading Roman Villa).

Listing NGR: SZ5995986269

Selected Sources

Books and journals
Rule, M, Sturgess, K , Brading Roman Villa

National Grid Reference: SZ5995986269

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