NORTH LEIGH ROMAN VILLA, OXFORDSHIRE, ENGLAND

Client: English Heritage

North Leigh, Scheduled Ancient Monument, comprises the ruined remains of a multi-phase courtyard Roman villa, with an exposed mosaic floor and two structures dating from the early nineteenth century.

The Roman Villa lies within a loop of the River Evenlode. Upstanding evidence survives of two ranges (the southwest and northwest) of a courtyard villa. All around the court ran a corridor which provided communication between and access to the various rooms contained in the ranges. The northeast and southeast ranges have been backfilled but are discernable as low mounds.

The exposed remains of the villa consist of a complex of low stone walls, marking out the plan of the building. Generally only the lowest three or four courses survive and they have been provided with a level capping as part of their conservation

In 2012, Alastair Coey Architects were appointed to the condition survey framework of Conservation consultants for the South East Region of England by English Heritage. Alastair Coey Architects have held an ongoing role within the framework, providing elemental and condition surveys as part of the K2 asset management database system currently operated by English Heritage.