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Subject: Round Fort
Category: Arts and Entertainment > Restaurants and City Guides
Asked by: hayley1869-ga
List Price: $5.00
Posted: 21 Aug 2006 13:38 PDT
Expires: 20 Sep 2006 13:38 PDT
Question ID: 758155
Dear Sir / Madam, There is supposed to be a Roman Mosaic on the Isle
of Wight in England, would you be able to tell me where, Thank you,
Jeremy M Newton.
Subject: Re: Round Fort
Answered By: bobbie7-ga on 21 Aug 2006 13:59 PDT
Rated:5 out of 5 stars
Hello Jeremy,  

The Brading Roman Villa on the  Isle of Wight is a historical
attraction that houses the  remains of Roman mosaics.

What you can find at Brading Roman Villa

The Villa

?The house consisted of 12 rooms on the ground floor, all of which
survive, with some of the walls standing over 1 metre high?. The
largest room in the house with its beautiful mosaic floor may have
been used for special occasions and to entertain guests.?

The Mosaics

?Five of the rooms in the main villa house have mosaics, depicting
scenes of Roman fables and characters, and reflect the wealth and
education of the occupants. Room 9 has a mosaic of a geometric pattern
in the shape of a lozenge. Room 6 is the corridor of the house and
consists of a red and white chequered floor with a central panel
depicting the mythical character Orpheus. Room 3 has a mosaic with
various images including Bacchus (Roman God of Wine), a cock-headed
man, gladiators and a dome-shaped building. Room 12 contains the
largest mosaic - it is divided into two parts and contains images of
Roman Gods, Goddesses, Medusa and scenes reflecting farming and the

Brading Roman Villa, 
Morton Old Road, 
Brading, Isle of Wight, 
PO36 0EN 
Tel. 01983 406223 
Fax. 01983 407924

?Some of the Roman Villa's most striking features are its mosaics.
They depict a vast array of designs including the Medusa mosaic which
is of a standard that would be hard to find anywhere else around the

The villa and its mosaics were rediscovered by Captain John Thorp, a
former soldier in the British Army in India, in 1880.?

Visitors information
Opening Times and Admission Charges

I hope the information provided is helpful!

Search terms used: 
Roman Mosaic "Isle of Wight "
Brading Villa mosaics Wight

Best regards,
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