Bucknowle Farm is the site of Romano-British findings. Bucknowle Farm is located one kilometre southeast of Church Knowle, one kilometre southwest of Corfe Castle village. It is about seven kilometres south of Wareham and approximately nine kilometres west of Swanage in the heart of the Isle of Purbeck, in the county of Dorset, in the south of England.
A number of Romano-British sites have been discovered and studied on the Isle of Purbeck. The Romano-British villa complex found at Bucknowle Farm is the first substantial villa to be found south of the Purbeck Hills. It was excavated between 1976 and 1991.
The first signs to its existence were unearthed in 1975 as fragments of pottery were found in a field. The excavations, that subsequently lasted until the summer of 1991, conclusively revealed a complex of domestic and farmstead buildings. Moreover, beneath these, a more complicated system of Iron Age and early Roman Age habitation was uncovered.
- http://www.bucknowle.org.uk/archaeology_site/history.htm Romano-British villa at Bucknowle Farm (englisch)
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