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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 ID: 2650
Cadw Legacy ID: MG222
Schedule Class: Defence
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.
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