The Roman tessellated pavement, perfectly preserved in the Undercroft, is the floor of a domestic house from the late 2nd Century. Consisting of plain red tesserae, it has a gully in it thought to be the position of a wall, showing plaster at the edges.
It is cut across by the foundation of the east wall of the original Saxon church, and (so far) no trace of an edge or enclosing wall of the same date has been found.
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Conservation of the Roman Pavement
We are extremely grateful to the following organisations for funding the conservation of our Roman pavement: Association of Independent Museums (AIM); Museums, Libraries and Archives (MLA) London; Heritage of London Trust; Idlewild Trust; John and Ruth Howard Charitable Trust; All Churches Trust.