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Roman Dover -- The Painted House.
The most spectacular Roman building found during the extensive campaign of excavation at Dover was the,
now-famous, 'Painted House' uncovered on the north side of Market
Street. There we found a set of three
large rooms Which had clearly formed
part of a much larger structure (see
plan). The walls yet survived to a
maximum height of nine feet and beneath the fine red concrete floors was
the intact heating system (hypocaust),
fed from two large heating-arches.
Even two doorways were largely intact.
The walls of two of the rooms were
totally covered by brilliantly coloured
painted-plaster so far unparalled
in Roman Britain. It is hoped
that the main summer excavation of
1972 will reveal the plan and function
of this building and perhaps disclose
much more of the lavish internal
Graphic Caption: Plan of the Painted House at Dover.