Farnham

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Farnham

Romano-British Villa

NGRef: SU8547

OSMap: LR186

Type: Villa, Pottery

Roads

  • Pilgrims Way: E (7) to Compton
  • Pilgrims Way: W (35) to East Anton (East Anton, Hampshire)
  • Pilgrims Way: E (9) to Gvildford (Surrey)


Farnham Villa

The villa at Farnham lies near the fording of the ancient Pilgrim's Way ridge-path over the upper reaches of the River Wey.

There are a number of potteries in the area, in Farnham itself (SU8546), and at Alice Holt (SU8040) and Whitmead (SU8843).

There is also a substantial Roman building to the west along the Pilgrim's Way at Crondall (SU7947), and a tile-kiln at Potbridge Farm (SU7453) with a villa nearby at Odiham (SU7352).


References

Historical Map and Guide - Roman Britain by the Ordnance Survey (3rd, 4th & 5th eds., 1956, 1994 & 2001).