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The Royal Manor School and Surrounding Area

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68571502LRThis area contains the Royal Manor School, an extensive and boring housing estate and an ancient sheep pound which is not in its original location. The school’s playing fields were excavated to reveal a large Roman house.

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ROYAL MANOR SCHOOL

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SHEEP POUND

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A GOLD PAINTED LETTER BOX

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A ROMAN VILLA

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ROYAL MANOR SCHOOL

The Royal Manor School is a component of IPACA (Isle of Portland Aldridge Community Academy), the Portland-wide school system. Please learn about this organisation here

A SHEEP POUND

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The Portland Sheep Pound, pictured above in 1989, lies just to the east of Weston Street and South of the Royal Manor School. It was moved to its present position when the nearby housing estate was built.

The ancient water source of Merry Well was once close to where the pound now stands.

A GOLD PAINTED LETTER BOX

A letter box in Weston near the sheep pound was painted gold in 2012 to celebrate the achievement of local paralympic athlete Helena Lucas who lives nearby - please click here for the story and picture.

 A ROMAN VILLA

When work started on a new playing field for the Royal Manor School in about 2004 a large Roman villa complex was discovered. This has been excavated and many interesting discoveries have been made.

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Above we see the site after the initial clearance in 2004 and below the work progressing in 2006.

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The area has now been covered over. Information about this archaeological excavation can be found here and here.

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Keywords Royal Manor School IPACA Merry Well Sheep Pound Roman Villa Portland Dorset