Norton Bavant Snow Scene
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Village History - Site of the Roman Villa  

It is on the far side of the Wylye in a meadow called Pitmead.  The site was first discovered in 1786. It had a tessellated pavement depicting the figure of a hare sitting in forme.  There were other pavements but these were, to all intents and purposes, vandalised and stolen.  When the site was surveyed in 1800 and 1820 two villas were found with several rooms and beautiful mosaic pavements of black and white and red.  Bones and sculls were also found.

Few traces of the villas and what was probably a store house remain.  It was possibly the home of a Romano-British trader and like that of the excavated site at Littlecote it was right alongside the river.

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