Daglingworth Villa


In the late 19th century, George Witts made reference to Daglingworth Roman Villa:

About the year 1690 the foundations of a Roman villa were discovered in the parish of Daglingworth, close to the Ermine Street, two and a half miles north-west of Cirencester. It was situated in a field called “Cave Close.” I am not aware of any description of this, and am unable to give any details as to dimensions, or as to what articles of antiquity were found.

The following inscriptions are linked to Daglingworth

RIB 129 - Fragmentary dedication

No translation

CVDΛE O[..]V[.]

Though Holder cites Cuda as the presumed name of a river in Spain (CIL ii 760) or Cuda as a feminine cognomen (CIL v 2708), there seems to be no comparable name for a deity for interpreting this text.Professor Toynbee interprets the seated figure as a Mother Goddess, and the standing figures as a triad of genii cucullati.For the villa site near which this was found, see Sir R. Atkyns Ancient and present state of Glostershire (1712) 379, Rudder, Glos. 400, Witts, Handbook of Glos. 61.

RIB 130 - Dedication to the Mother Goddesses and the Genius Loci

To the Mother Goddesses and to the Genius of this place … [set this up].

[...]NIO L[...]

No commentary.

References for Daglingworth

  • The Roman Inscriptions of Britain by R.G. Collingwood and R.P. Wright (Oxford 1965). 

Roman Roads near Daglingworth

NW (14) to Glevvm (Gloucester, Gloucestershire) SE (2.75) to Corinivm (Cirencester, Gloucestershire)

Sites near Daglingworth Villa