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Roman Town House - Dorchester

Dorchester - the county town of Dorset. There has been a settlement here since Roman times. There was plenty of museums to visit, although we only went to a couple of them.

 

The Roman Town House is Grade I listed. Visiting the site is free!

 

Roman House, Dorchester

 

1. COLLITON PARK

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Roman House

SY 6890 7/6 8.5.50.

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Shortly after circa 307, enlarged after circa 341. Only Roman town house visible

in Britain. H-shaped west wing with hypocast and mosaic pavements. South

range added (also in C4) containing 1 heated room and 1 kitchen. Well north

of south range. Excavated 1938.

  

Listing NGR: SY6895690964

 

I walked around the back of the Roman Town House, while the school kids moved to a different section of the grounds with their teachers (to have a group photo taken by some pensioners on a bench as I recall).

 

The whole structure here is covered by this shelter building. Not sure if you can go in or not.

 

Low roof round here, so you have to bend down.

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Taken on April 30, 2012