Combley Roman Villa

Combley Roman Villa is a buried farmstead that was originally built after the Roman invasion of Britain in 43AD. It lasted for nearly 400 years before it fell to ruin and became buried until 1910, when the first excavation was made of the Robin Hill site.

The mysteries of our buried roman villa are revealed in this historical new exhibition barn.

Combley Roman Villa is a buried farmstead that was originally built after the Roman invasion of Britain in 43AD. It lasted for nearly 400 years before it fell to ruin and became buried until 1910, when the first excavation was made of the Robin Hill site. The Villa’s remains are now reburied for protection, but our new interpretation barn tells the story of its rise and fall and of the archaeological digs that revealed it to the world, but you don’t have to love history to enjoy this exhibit.

You can also see:

  • Interactive floor mosaic ~ Roman armour display
  • Virtual Villa tour ~ Excavation model & more images
  • Roman artefact finds from the digs ~ Roman Villa time-line
  • The display makes an interesting alternative to the Roman villa displays at Brading & Newport which have fine examples of exposed villa ruins.