Project Consultant : Christine Shaw
The have been many facets to the presentation of information about the work leading to the construction of Romano-British style Villa based upon an original excavation at Sparsholt, Hampshire UK and drawing on other evidence about the construction of such buildings realting to this particular interpretation. This page now seeks to draw the various threads together, linking to early work and progress, through the lessons from the construction and finally culminating in the book by Dai Morgan Evans and Christine Shaw. Peter Reynolds had earlier explored the Romano-British record with a study of so-called "grain dryers" and this is included in this study area for comparison.
This page remains under development
The background to the project proposal and the Sparsholt excavation source material is given first.
Some of the earliest experiences of evolving methodology to build the Villa were published in 1999.
Later lessons emerged, before the publication of the overall conclusions in a book by Dai Morgan Evans and Christine Shaw "....... "
The picture link below gives a considerable number of pictures of the Villa at completion, as well as providing a virtual tour during construction.
left is the Roman Villa at Butser Ancient Farm.
The Trust Chairman explores the issues and decisions during the building of the Roman Villa
One of Peter Reynolds earlier pieces of work, after he had developed his ideas for the construction of Roundhouses, was to build and then explore the performance of what had been routinely called Roman style Grain Dryers. His results led him to conclude these buildings were more than likely to be malting floors for beer production.
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Created 11 May 2007 - Updated 18 June 20112