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Exning or Landwade Roman villa

History of Exning / Landwade Roman villa

The Roman villa here was discovered in 1904. Although known as the Landwade villa the site is actually in the parish of Exning.

Cyril  Fox noted in 1923 (The Archaeology of the Cambridge Region) that ‘a fine mosaic pavement showing a guilloche border and geometrical patterns, in the Cambridge Museum, is practically the sole existing record of a house at Landwade …. it  is the only pavement found in the county which has been preserved.

Further work in 1968 revealed the existence of a large Romano-British settlement.


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