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Caersws Roman Fort and Vicus: section in southern part of vicus

A Scheduled Monument in Caersws (Caersŵs), Powys

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Latitude: 52.5158 / 52°30'56"N

Longitude: -3.4296 / 3°25'46"W

OS Eastings: 303085

OS Northings: 291839

OS Grid: SO030918

Mapcode National: GBR 9M.GQ7S

Mapcode Global: VH687.H1R6

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

Scheduled Date: 23 April 1997

Source: Cadw

Source ID: 3515

Cadw Legacy ID: MG242

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). This is an open, undeveloped area, located to the south of Caersws Roman Fort, in which recent excavations have revealed well preserved and deeply stratified Roman occupation.

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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