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THE ROMAN PAINTED HOUSE.

GRAPHIC: Plan of the Roman Painted House (with 'hotspots' for more information).

A Plan of the Roman Painted House showing it cut through by the wall of the later Saxon Shore fort. (Adapted from the plan in the booklet The Roman Painted House at Dover by Brian Philp. )

The construction of this later fort and its outer defensive ditch in the late 3rd century saw the partial demolition of the Painted House.

However, the construction of the fort rampart would ensure that much of the Painted House would remain intact, to await discovery in 1970.

The condition of the rooms at the start of excavation. A 6-entry table follows showing room number and condition.
Room Condition
Room 1: Filled with rubble and soil; around 800AD a Saxon hut was constructed across the fill.
Room 2: Buried under the fort rampart bank.
Room 3: Partly destroyed by the fort wall, the rest buried under the rampart bank.
Room 4: Partly destroyed by the fort wall, the rest buried under the rampart bank.
Room 5: Largly destroyed by a defensive ditch on the outside of the fort wall.
Room 6: Largly destroyed by the defensive ditch.
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