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 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.?
?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,
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.?
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