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Filming the audio-visual projections – bringing the Villa to life

Staff, volunteers and a community outreach group were all involved in a days filming, to shoot footage for audio-visual projections that will feature in the triclinium (dining room) next year. The shadowy figures are recreating a Roman meal, and alongside … Continue reading

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Gloucestershire Environmental Trust funds new suspended walkways

The new suspended walkways, which will float above the mosaics at Chedworth Roman Villa are set to go ahead, thanks to a grant of £150,000 from the Gloucestershire Environmental Trust with landfill tax contributions donated by Cory Environmental. The suspended … Continue reading

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New conservation cover shelter- the construction

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New conservation cover shelter- the construction

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Victorian cover shelters removed

The west range of the Villa now resides under scaffolding. The Victorian cover shelters have been removed from over the <em>triclinium</em> and bath house, with the wooden trusses retained for use in the new education building.

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Conservation ‘socks’ installed to protect the pillars

Conservation ‘socks’ were installed to protect the pillars of the hypocaust from the elements throughout the winter months.  This is part of our project to conserve and protect what is at risk on the site.  These special ‘socks’ have been … Continue reading

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Foundations of new education building to mark the beginning of construction

Things are really moving onsite now the New Year is upon us.  Foundations for the new education building were laid today, under our resident archaeologist Guy Salkeld’s watchful eye.  Guy is monitoring the building work to ensure anything of archaeological … Continue reading

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Protecting the mosaics

Protecting the mosaics ready for the building works is a complex job.  The conservators and contractors have been working hard to ensure that they are safe during the work.  The newly uncovered mosaics have been covered with a permeable plastic material, a layer … Continue reading

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Preparations for building the conservation shelter & education building in full swing!

The excavation and conservation of the mosaics in the west range corridor, room 5b, room 6 corridor and rooms 7 & 8 has now come to a close.  These splendid mosaics have been a spectacle for all who have visited Chedworth over the … Continue reading

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Photographs of the excavations so far

The archaeologists have finished their work on the mosaics for the moment and Chedworth now welcomes a team of conservators.

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