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WRAXALL Somerset, England.

Roman villa 11.1 km W of Bristol, 0.4 km S of Birdcombe Court, excavated in 1950-53. The remains consisted of a subrectangular structure (18 x 6 m) divided into five rooms and facing E onto a yard or possibly a roofed hall (19.5 x 7.5 m). Along the S side of this and of the first building was a well-constructed suite of baths (19.5 x 4.5 m). Three phases of building were distinguished in the baths, but the whole occupation appeared to be limited to A.D. 250-350. The site had been thoroughly robbed of stone. The standard of construction of the baths is so high that there were probably other Roman buildings.


C. M. Sykes & G. A. Brown, Proc. Somerset Arch. and Nat. Hist. Soc. 105 (1961) 37-51.


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