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Saturday, 25 August 2018 14:02

Hi - I am trying to find out if anyone else remembers a mosaic floor and well in the hills above hill road, George gurr crescent area. I have strong memories of playing there as a child of about 7 or 8, so I guess around 1956-57. I can't find any reference to it on maps etc so any information would be of interest.

David Stone Sunday, 3 March 2019 21:00
Isn't there a Roman pavillion at East Cliff that was uncovered for a while but later reburied to preserve it?

Christine - Site Owner Monday, 11 March 2019 23:05
There was a large Roman Villa uncovered on the East Cliff in the 1920's, which included a tiled floor. For a while in the early 30's it was open to the public, 4d for adults and 1d for children. Then it was covered up again until recently when it was excavated again, although a lot of it had fallen into the sea. I don't know if it is still open, or if it has been covered again. There is a page on this on my site called Roman Remains.

I haven't heard of a mosaic floor in the hills above Hill Road, unless the Smallpox Hospital had a tiled floor, as that was up there, and would have been demolished by the 50's.
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