Friday, 28 April 2017

Roman Villa in Cholsey

Today children from years 5 and 6 went to see what archaeologists have dug up from the Roman and Iron age times in Celsea place. The archaeologists found a Roman villa. There was half of a dead horse in a ditch which was cut in half and probably from the iron age. There were a couple of bottom jaws from cows and horses as well as lots of pottery. We also saw a silver coin which had the same printing on both sides. Most children enjoyed the corn warmer which had lots of burnt and black ground - the shape of it looked like a pair of legs! They had also found a skeleton of a human and a well that was very deep. There were lots of bones and keys.

The size of the corn dryer  probably meant it was a wealthy villa.The owners were said to have owned lots of the land that could be seen.This land meant that the slaves would have lots of room to work there.When the Roman empire withdrew from Britain the owners left with the slaves and this meant that no one lived in the villa any more so when the archaeologists dug it up there was no more modern building work.  

corn dryer 

animal bones

Matthew, Megan, Jack and Zoe
Edited by George


  1. Thank you to Andy at the site who gave us such an interesting tour, and to all the parents who helped to walk us there and back safely.

  2. Great morning and great experience. Andy was a brilliant informative storyteller. Children were brilliantly behaved too and remembered their roman facts from last year, well done!

  3. Matilda came home raving about this - what a find! And right on our doorstep. Thank you for taking them.