Archaeology

Progress Villa

Progress Villa

Unearthing a Roman farm.

In 1928 parts of a Roman villa were discovered on land behind the garden of a house on Pilgrims Way East. Over two seasons of excavations, the amateur archaeologists uncovered what appeared to be the remains of a villa. The site was re-covered and since that time, no further excavations have been carried out.

Of interest were the examples of wall-plaster indicating an extract written from Virgil’s Aeneid  as well as parts of wall paintings of men carrying spears.  Unfortunately however many of these examples were lost following a period of icy weather. It is hoped that future archaeological investigation will more thoroughly explore this important Otford Roman site.

 

The Bronze Age Mount

Their memory lives on

The Bronze Age Mount

Iron-Age Hill Fort

A great hill-fort overlooking the valley

Iron-Age Hill Fort

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The Romano British Cemetery

The Roman way of death

The Romano British Cemetery

Progress Villa

Unearthing a Roman farm

Progress Villa

The Pottery Field

Discvery of local industry

The Pottery Field

The Palace & Becket's Well

A palace and a holy well

The Palace & Becket's Well

Church Field Villa

One of the earliest British centres of Christian worship

Church Field Villa

The Bronze Age Mount

Their memory lives on

The Bronze Age Mount

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The Romano British Cemetery

The Roman way of death

The Romano British Cemetry

Progress Villa

Unearthing a Roman farm

Progress Villa

Pottery Field

Discvery of local industry

Pottery Field

The Palace & Becket's Well

A palace and a holy well

The Palace & Becket's Well

Church Field Villa

One of the earliest British centres of Christian worship

Church Field Villa