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Caersws Roman Fort and Vicus: section in south east part of vicus

A Scheduled Monument in Caersws (Caersŵs), Powys

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Latitude: 52.5164 / 52°30'58"N

Longitude: -3.4274 / 3°25'38"W

OS Eastings: 303237

OS Northings: 291898

OS Grid: SO032918

Mapcode National: GBR 9M.GJV7

Mapcode Global: VH687.J0YS

Entry Name: Caersws Roman Fort and Vicus: section in SE part of vicus

Scheduled Date: 2 December 1997

Source: Cadw

Source ID: 3514

Cadw Legacy ID: MG243

Schedule Class: Civil

Category: Vicus

Period: Roman

County: Powys

Community: Caersws (Caersŵs)

Built-Up Area: Caersws

Traditional County: Montgomeryshire


The monument consists of a vicus, a district, suburb or quarter of a town or village adjacent to a fort, with the lowest legal status accorded to a built up area, dating to the Roman period (1st to 5th century AD). Trial excavations in 1991 provided conclusive evidence of Roman occupation in this area. It is now occupied by a playing field and play area.

The monument is of national importance for its potential to enhance our knowledge of Roman military and urban organisation. The monument forms an important element within the wider context of the Roman occupation of Wales and the structures may contain well preserved archaeological evidence concerning chronology, layout and building techniques.

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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