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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 ID: 3514
Cadw Legacy ID: MG243
Schedule Class: Civil
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.
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