Roman Dining Room Under Construction at the Avalon Marshes Centre, Westhay

Building the Roman dining room at the Avalon Marshes Centre

Building the Roman dining room at the Avalon Marshes Centre

Volunteers at the Avalon Marshes Centre have been making good progress with the construction of the Roman dining room.  The room has been constructed using building material from the villa discovered on the site of the Cannington by-pass. The hypocaust has been installed and the stone floor slabs put down.  Work on the Roman Building has stalled momentarily while waiting for a dumper load of mud. Mud, destined to be turned into cob, is the main material in the construction of the walls.

According to Marc Cox from the South West Heritage Trust, partners in the Avalon Marshes Project, there is plenty more to be done.  Doors, windows and furniture all need making.  The huge stack of oak logs will be made into useful objects to complete the Roman and Saxon buildings (once the walls are up).

Please note – text and photos from this post first appeared on the Avalon Marshes website and can be seen at https://avalonarchaeology.wordpress.com/

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