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Reg VIII, Ins 4

General Description


House of Cornelius Rufus House of Holconius Rufus Reg VIII, Ins 4 lies in the north east corner of Regio VIII, bounded to the north by the Via dell'Abbondanza and to the east by the Via Stabiana at one of Pompeii's major crossroads.

The insula contains a mix of domestic and commercial properties. The interior of the insula is domestic in nature with the shops lining the surrounding streets. Of the properties in the insula, the House of Cornelius Rufus and the House of Holconius Rufus are examined in more detail.


Plan of the Insula..


.,,.,..Key:
.A. House of Holconius Rufus
 B. House of Cornelius Rufus

Full List of Properties

Door
No.
Property
Name or Description
Area (Sq.m)
No of Rooms
Description,
Decoration and Comments
1,53
Taberna and workshop 64 4 Undecorated rooms. Plaster remnants. Stairs up. Ruinous state.
2
Shop 20 1 Undecorated single room. Plaster remnants. Linked to No.4. Ruinous state.
3 Shop 20 1 Undecorated single room. Plaster remnants. Linked to No.4. Ruinous state.
4,49 House of Holconius Rufus 706 16 Standard atrium/garden plan. Atrium. Impluvium. Tablinum. Peristyle. Some surviving fourth style decoration. Posticum at No.49.
5,6 Shop 31 2 Undecorated rooms. Plaster remnants. Traces of graffiti on frontage. Linked to No.4. Stairs up at No.6. Ruinous condition.
7 Shop 48 2 Undecorated shop with back room. Plaster remnants. Ruinous state.
8 Shop 40 2 Undecorated shop with back room. Plaster remnants. Ruinous state.
9 House of T. Mescini Gelonis 641 12 Standard atrium/garden plan. Atrium. Impluvium. Tablinum. Peristyle. Little/no surviving decoration. Ruinous state.
10 Shop 33 2 Undecorated shop. Back room with stairs up. Plaster remnants. Ruinous state.
11
Shop 35 2 Shop with stairs up. Back room. Traces of wall decoration. Ruinous state.
12 Unnamed house 394 11 Irregular plan. Peristyle. Stairs up. No remaining decoration. Ruinous state.
13 Shop 26 1 Single room. Traces of wall decoration. Ruinous condition.
14 Shop 20 1 Undecorated single room. Linked to No.15. Ruinous state.
15,23 House of Cornelius Rufus 868 18 Standard atrium/garden plan. Atrium. Impluvium. Tablinum. Peristyle. Side entrance at No.23. Ruinous condition.
16 Shop 23 1 Undecorated single room. Stairs up. Linked to No.15. Ruinous condition.
17 Shop 77 5 Remains of counter. Undecorated rooms. Ruinous state.
18 Shop 21 1 Undecorated single room. Ruinous condition.
19 Shop 49 4 Undecorated shop with rooms to rear. Ruinous state.
20 Shop 46 3 Undecorated shop with 2 rooms to rear. Ruinous state.
21 Shop 40 2 Undecorated shop. Back room. Ruinous state.
22 Shop 41 2 Undecorated shop. Back room. Linked to No.15. Ruinous condition.
24 Altar 13 1 Little remaining decoration. Niche in north wall.
25 Shop 50 2 Shop with side room. Little surviving decoration. Ruinous state.
26 Shop 10 1 Undecorated single room. Linked to No.27. Ruinous condition.
27,29 Bakery 386 15 Undecorated rooms. Oven. Millstones. Ruinous condition.
28 Shop 29 1 Undecorated single room. Ruinous condition.
30 Unnamed house 106 5 Irregular plan.No surviving decoration. Ruinous condition.
31,32 Shop 53 1 Undecorated single room. Stairs up at No.32. Ruinous state.
33 Unnamed house 160 5 Long entrance passage. Some surviving decoration. Ruinous condition..
34 House of Omfale 313 9 Irregular plan. Columned atrium. Tablinum. Some surviving decoration. Ruinous state.
35 Shop 33 2 Undecorated shop with back room. Stairs up. Ruinous state.
36 Shop 39 2 Undecorated shop with back room. Ruinous state.
37 Workshop and apartment 122 5 Undecorated room. Plaster remnants. Ruinous state.
38 Shop 20 1 Undecorated single room. Stairs up. Ruinous state.
39 Shop 57 3 Undecorated rooms. Ruinous state.
40,40a Shop 34 1 Undecorated single room. Stairs up. Ruinous state.
41 Shop 8 1 Undecorated single room. Ruinous state.
42 Stables 36 2 Undecorated. Ruinous state.
43,44 Shop 65 5 Undecorated rooms. Plaster remnants. Ruinous state.
45 Shop 54 5 Undecorated rooms. Plaster remnants. Ruinous state.
46 Shop 26 2 Shop with back room. Little surviving decoration. Stairs up. Ruinous state.
47 Shop 39 2 Undecorated shop with back room. Plaster remnants. Stairs up. Ruinous state.
48 Shop 35 2 Shop with back room. Little surviving decoration. Ruinous state.
50 Shop 30 1 Undecorated single room. Linked to No.4.
51,52 Shop 43 4 Undecorated rooms. Stairs up at No.52. Ruinous condition.

Tour of the Insula

To examine a featured building in more detail, select it from the above list. Where there is more than one property of interest in the insula, the buildings are arranged in order of reference number, which may not necessarily be the route chosen when actually visiting the site.




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