[ie. Romans “re-settling” a Briton landscape]. Whilst watching the show, I got to wondering about the lay of the landscape; why the Romans would locate a villa on the ‘high value’ bottom land of the holding, where the manor house later got built?
Coming up with the speculation here.
Whitestaunton Manor by Nick Chipchase (CC BY-SA 2.0): https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Whitestaunton_Manor#/media/File:Geograph_2862485_Whitestaunton_Manor.jpg The roof timbers date from 1447 to 1492. The first recorded mention of the house is 1479. The time of interest here is 1,000 to 1,400 years before that.