The final decorative antefix tiles have been made by John and added to the roof of the Roman building by Terry. They have two forms, the popular Medusa head (this […]
The first layers of stone tiles are added to the Roman porch. They are real ones salvaged from the excavation of a Roman villa in Somerset.
Both ends of the Roman building have had work done recently. The furnace end has been completely re-limewashed and the fake ashlar block stonework redone with a mixture of red […]
‘Double Dolphin’ and ‘Medusa’ – not Roman craft beers but designs of decorative antefix tiles which go on the ends of a tile roof. In Roman times they would have […]
Following the successful de-pinking of the gable end of the Roman building it received a new coat of limewash to make it sparking white again. The Saxon longhall gable end […]
In the second week since returning from lockdown, seering temperatures made life difficult but lots was achieved. A Saxon tent, hundreds of tesserae, fixing the antefixes, carvings, weed destruction and […]
Within the mosaic floor of the Roman building, there are a series of five roundels, based on the design of the nearby Hurcot mosaic. These would often be filled with […]
As its National Volunteer Week here in the UK, here is a slideshow of the wonderful Hands on Heritage and Lost Island Detective volunteers in action. Nothing would have been […]
One of the advantages of the lockdown period, that has been overlooked by Number 10, has been the fact that Martin and Richard have been heriocally undergoing hard labour on […]
Only 147,840 tesserae left to make!