Great WitcombeQuick Facts


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  • Grand villa built in AD 250 and set near the town of Colonia Nervia Glevensium (Gloucester).
  • Great Witcombe had two large wings, one with multiple storeys and a courtyard, as well as two sets of bath-houses and large workshop or agricultural building.

What Remains

  • Foundations of the main living areas of the villa including an octagonal shaped dining room with a statue niche.
  • Some of a bath’s hypocaust and drains are visible.
  • Two modern buildings protect the site’s mosaics but are kept locked and the mosaics are not visible.