By Simon Esmonde Cleary
The prosperous proprietors of a villa reminiscent of Chedworth felt themselves a part of an imperial Roman aristocracy. this can be expressed on the villa within the structure of the constructions, rooms for receiving visitors and for grand eating, the availability of baths, and using mosaics. The villa could even have housed the spouse, kin and loved ones of the landlord and been the centre of an agricultural property.
In the 19th century Chedworth was once rediscovered, and a part of the villa’s story is the best way it was once considered by way of a nineteenth-century Cotswold landowner, Lord Eldon, after which its present proprietors, the nationwide Trust.
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