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Cae Gaer

A Scheduled Monument in Llangurig, Powys

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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

Scheduled Date:

Source: Cadw

Source ID: 723

Cadw Legacy ID: MG057

Schedule Class: Defence

Category: Marching camp

Period: Roman

County: Powys

Community: Llangurig

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.

Source: Cadw

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