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FISHBOURNE ROMAN PALACE

FISHBOURNE ROMAN PALACE
FISHBOURNE ROMAN PALACE

The excavation of Fishbourne Roman Palace by Barry Cunliffe in the 1960s caused a sensation. It is the largest Roman residence north of the Alps, with the largest collection of in situ mosaics in the UK and the earliest garden discovered so far anywhere in the country. The palace dates from the 1st century AD and underwent various alterations in its time until it burnt down in c270AD. The first occupant was possibly Togidubnus, a local British pro-Roman tribal chieftain.

Managed by the Sussex Archaeological Society.

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Location/Address: Roman Way
Fishbourne
County: West Sussex
Post Code: PO19 3QR
Main Historic Period: Roman
Tip/Nearby: Chichester, Weald and Downland Museum
Primary Management: Other
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