Chedworth Roman Villa
Chedworth is the best site in the country for exploring and understanding the remains of a large country house of the Roman period.
Chedworth Roman Villa is very much an interactive attraction, with many events being staged so that your experience of the site is ehanced and your understanding of the Roman way of life improved.
The villa was discovered by accident in 1864, when a gamekeeper found fragments of paving and pottery on the bank of soild which covered what is now referred to as room 32.
The importance of these finds were recognised by James
Farrer who uncovered most of the buildings now visible
over a period of two years at the expense of the then
owner, the Earl of Eldon, who also provided the Museum
and roofing for some of the structures.
In 1924 the site was bought for The National Trust by
means of subscriptions raised largely by the Bristol and
Gloucestershire Archaeological Society.