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The Roman Villa

A Grade I Listed Building in Brading, Isle of Wight

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Latitude: 50.673 / 50°40'22"N

Longitude: -1.1528 / 1°9'10"W

OS Eastings: 459959

OS Northings: 86269

OS Grid: SZ599862

Mapcode National: GBR 9D7.PCR

Mapcode Global: FRA 87G9.BPS

Entry Name: The Roman Villa

Listing Date: 18 January 1967

Grade: I

Source: Historic England

Source ID: 1219584

English Heritage Legacy ID: 310131

Location: Brading, Isle of Wight, PO36

County: Isle of Wight

Civil Parish: Brading

Traditional County: Hampshire

Lieutenancy Area (Ceremonial County): Isle of Wight

Church of England Parish: Brading St Mary the Virgin

Church of England Diocese: Portsmouth

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Listing Text

1352-0/1/90 The Roman Villa

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
(Rule M and Sturgess K:Brading Roman Villa).

Listing NGR: SZ5995986269

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