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Caersws Roman Fort: South-west corner defences

A Scheduled Monument in Caersws (Caersŵs), Powys

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Latitude: 52.5162 / 52°30'58"N

Longitude: -3.4329 / 3°25'58"W

OS Eastings: 302859

OS Northings: 291883

OS Grid: SO028918

Mapcode National: GBR 9M.GHG7

Mapcode Global: VH687.G00Y

Entry Name: Caersws Roman Fort: South-west corner defences

Scheduled Date: 22 July 1997

Source: Cadw

Source ID: 3513

Cadw Legacy ID: MG244

Schedule Class: Defence

Category: Fort

Period: Roman

County: Powys

Community: Caersws (Caersŵs)

Built-Up Area: Caersws

Traditional County: Montgomeryshire


The monument is comprised of 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 is a triangular area of rough ground between the track at Caersws station and the B4569 road and encompasses the south western corner of the defences of the Roman fort, including the line of at least two of the ditches and possibly part of the bank/stone wall.

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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