Goadby Marwood

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St. Denys parish church

Goadby Marwood is a village in the north of the English county of Leicestershire. It is about 6 miles (10 km) north of Melton Mowbray and a few miles from the Vale of Belvoir. The population is included in the civil parish of Eaton.

Most of the houses are built from locally mined ironstone and some, including Goadby Hall, date from the 17th century. There is only one road into, and out of, the village. Goadby Marwood has no public house or shop, but has a post office with limited opening hours.

Wycomb villa[edit]

In the 1950s the remains of a Roman villa were discovered in a field on the ridge of a hill overlooking the village. Named the "Wycomb Villa" it was field-walked in 1979, 1981 and 1985 and numerous tesserae were found. In 2002 a resistivity survey showed the position of the villa walls. Excavations in 2003 and 2004 found pottery fragments, part of a mortarium, a number of wall foundations, and building debris. One room was found to have a hypocaust, and a small area of complete mosaic was uncovered. The mosaic was tentatively dated to the fourth century, and other finds indicated that the site as a whole had been occupied from the late first century.[1]

References[edit]

  1. ^ Stanley, David (November 2004). "Excavations At Wycomb Roman Villa". Leicestershire and Rutland Archaeological Network Newsletter. Leicestershire County Council (26). Retrieved 20 May 2014. 

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Coordinates: 52°49′43″N 0°50′32″W / 52.82858°N 0.84229°W / 52.82858; -0.84229