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HER Number: 1749
Record Type: Monument
Name: Possible Roman Villa

Grid Reference: SP 465 247

Monument Type(s):


An underground vault discovered 1658. Also Roman urns, coloured pavement and said to be traces of R/B baths. Possibility that remains may not be Roman and burials found in 1866 may be pre-Roman

Associated Monuments

  • None
  • Associated Finds:

  • FOX1539 - SHERD (Roman - 43 AD to 409 AD)
  • FOX1538 - TESSERA (Roman - 43 AD to 409 AD)
  • Description

    (1) Underground vault discovered 1658, as well as Roman urns, coloured pavement; purported traces of baths. Question about Roman date of items; burials may be pre-Roman
    (2) Description in various books make it seem likely that this site is in fact SE of Steeple Aston near or under the allotments
    (5) Water pipe trench cut to east of site in 1973 failed to reveal any structure or finds.
    (6) Classified as possible villa for MPP
    (7) PRN 16346 a possible alternative villa site at SP 44785 2530

    <1a> OS Record Card, SP 42 SE 4. (Index). SOX273.

    <1> Victoria County History of Oxford, Vol I (1939) p.309 (Serial). SOX252.

    <2> General reference, Wood's Life and Times, Vol I (1632-1663) p.264 (Bibliographic reference). SOX373.

    <3> General reference, Oxon Historical Society (Bibliographic reference). SOX373.

    <4> Robert Plot, 1705, Natural History of Oxfordshire (Monograph). SOX371.

    <5> Field Notes/Field Visit, M Aston, 9.8.73. (Unpublished document). SOX261.

    <6> MPP Documents for Oxfordshire, S Lisk, 5.1.93 (Index). SOX259.

    <7> Personal Comment, S Lisk (undated) (Unpublished note). SOX621.


    <1>Victoria County History of Oxford. Vol I (1939) p.309. [Serial / SOX252]
    <1a>OS Record Card. SP 42 SE 4.. [Index / SOX273]
    <2>General reference. Wood's Life and Times, Vol I (1632-1663) p.264. [Bibliographic reference / SOX373]
    <3>General reference. Oxon Historical Society. [Bibliographic reference / SOX373]
    <4>Robert Plot. 1705. Natural History of Oxfordshire. [Monograph / SOX371]
    <5>Field Notes/Field Visit. M Aston, 9.8.73.. [Unpublished document / SOX261]
    <6>MPP Documents for Oxfordshire. S Lisk, 5.1.93. [Index / SOX259]
    <7>Personal Comment. S Lisk (undated). [Unpublished note / SOX621]