Monograph - The Dewlish Roman Villa 1969-1979
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By Iain Hewitt, Maureen Putnam, Jonathon Milward and Jonathon Monteith.
The excavations carried out by Bill Putnam at Dewlish have given us some of the most iconic images from Roman Dorset, particularly its mosaics. However, the site tells us so much more. The villa lasted for centuries and is an example of how a ‘villa’ is not one static thing. It developed and changed and the uses of different areas altered over time. It certainly included dwellings of high status, which had similarities and differences with other Roman country houses, both near and far, but there was also evidence of agricultural production and more mundane activities.