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Caersws Roman Fort: Section of South Western Defences

A Scheduled Monument in Caersws (Caersŵs), Powys

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Latitude: 52.516 / 52°30'57"N

Longitude: -3.4316 / 3°25'53"W

OS Eastings: 302947

OS Northings: 291860

OS Grid: SO029918

Mapcode National: GBR 9M.GPR2

Mapcode Global: VH687.G1P2

Entry Name: Caersws Roman Fort: Section of South Western Defences

Scheduled Date: 25 November 1992

Source: Cadw

Source ID: 2650

Cadw Legacy ID: MG222

Schedule Class: Defence

Category: Fort

Period: Roman

County: Powys

Community: Caersws (Caersŵs)

Built-Up Area: Caersws

Traditional County: Montgomeryshire


The monument comprises buried features and earthworks representing a Roman fort. The primary Roman fort network was designed and constructed by the Roman army for the purpose of military conquest and rule. This scheduled area is on the line of the defences of the fort at its south-western point. Excavations on the area immediately to the east show the ditch of the fort running towards this point, and small scale excavations on the south show extra-fort settlement features. The area is now used as a builders yard

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 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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