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Latitude: 52.4221 / 52°25'19"N
Longitude: -3.7314 / 3°43'52"W
OS Eastings: 282358
OS Northings: 281864
OS Grid: SN823818
Mapcode National: GBR 97.NFY7
Mapcode Global: VH5C0.8DQ2
Entry Name: Cae Gaer
Source ID: 723
Cadw Legacy ID: MG057
Schedule Class: Defence
Category: Marching camp
Traditional County: Montgomeryshire
The monument comprises the remains of a Roman marching camp, probably dating from the conquest of Wales by the Romans in the first century AD (probably around AD 74 - 77). It was built as a temporary camp by a marching army as units of the Roman legions pushed west.
The monument is of national importance for its potential to enhance our knowledge of Roman military organisation. The monument forms an important element within the wider context of the Roman occupation of Wales and the structure itself may be expected to contain archaeological information in regard to chronology, building techniques and functional detail.
The scheduled area comprises the remains described and areas around them within which related evidence may be expected to survive.
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