Kings Weston Roman Villa

Kings Western Roman Villas

Kings Weston Villa was discovered during the construction of Lawrence Weston housing estate in 1947; the construction of a road partially destroyed it, but a full excavation was carried out in 1948-50. The villa may have been the centre of an estate associated with farming. Excavation revealed an almost symmetrical plan which developed in several phases. For the most part the walls, built of a variety of local stones, are now little higher than the foundations.

The remains consist of: the bath suite (rooms I-V); living quarters (rooms VI and VII) both of which had mosiac floors; porticus, porch and gravelled court (rooms VIII and IX) and the east wing (rooms XI, XII and XIII). It was probably built towards the end of the third century AD. The reason for its abandonment is unknown.

Venue Type:

Historic house or home

Opening hours

Closed: Key to site must be collected from Blaise Castle House Museum or Bristol City Museum, open daily 1000-1700

Admission charges


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Heritage Open Days

Heritage Open Days: Kings Weston Roman Villa

  • 12 September 2015

The Roman Empire made its presence felt across the area, and now nearly 2,000 years later the Archaeologists from Bristol Museum & Art Gallery will be on hand to provide visitors with a unique glimpse into the past - discover the remains of the buildings from that time and learn about the Romano-British way of life. Visitors can see the only Roman bath suite in Bristol, original mosaic floors and discover Roman central heating! Dress up like a Roman, and have a go at our hands on family activities. Roman artefacts will be available to handle and archaeologists will be on hand to identify ancient objects you may have found.

Suitable for

  • Family friendly


Kings Weston Roman Villa
Long Cross
Lawrence Weston
City of Bristol
BS11 0LP

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01179 506789

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