Friday, 20 October 2017

Hidden Henley

ALTHOUGH this may look like an ordinary meadow with trees, this field at Mill End was a busy site back

ALTHOUGH this may look like an ordinary meadow with trees, this field at Mill End was a busy site back in Roman times.

Excavations in 1911, a few metres down from where Hambleden Marina is today, revealed an “E”-shaped villa, together with the remains of buildings that would have been used for drying and storing grain ready to be transported to the capital.

Near where the Hambleden Lock walker’s car park is now were found the remains of 97 infants, leading the experts to believe this was the site of a Roman brothel. Of course, these days there is nothing to distinguish this spot to walkers.

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