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Record details

BCC record ID:0145003000
Type of record:Monument
Summary:Roman mosaic floor found digging Shardeloes Lake in the eighteenth century
Grid Reference:SU 94300 98000
Parish:

AMERSHAM, Chiltern, Buckinghamshire

Monument type(s)

  • TESSELLATED FLOOR (Roman - 43 AD? to 409 AD?)

Associated finds

  • TESSERA (Roman - 43 AD? to 409 AD?)

Public access information

Is the site accessible to the public?No
Is the site visible from a public viewpoint?Unclassified

Full description

J COLLINS & WORKMEN 1751 DISCOVERED A ROMAN PAVEMENT, & TOOK UP SEVERAL SQUARE BRICKS, ABOUT AN INCH SQUARE, OUT OF THE MARGIN OF THE PAVEMENT, OF DIVERS COLOURS. THE PAVEMENT WAS LEFT INTACT IN 1751 & THERE IS NO SUBSEQUENT RECORD (B1). SUGGESTS ROMAN MOSAIC: SITE OF VILLA OR BATHHOUSE? (B3).

Sources and further reading

---Article in serial: P A Yeoman and I J Stewart. 1992. 'A ROMANO-BRITISH VILLA ESTATE AT MANTLES GREEN, AMERSHAM', IN RECS OF BUCKS 34. Vol 34.
<1>Bibliographic reference: SURTEES SOCIETY LETTER FROM J COLLINS TO REV DR STUKELEY 30 SEPT 1753 IN SURTEESSOCIETY76P9"CITINGBO.
<2>Bibliographic reference: STRUTH P (OXFORD IN-SERVICE STUDENT) MAY 1992 FIELD VISIT (SEE REPORT, FILED).

Associated excavations and fieldwork: none recorded

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