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Caersws Roman Site

A Scheduled Monument in Caersws (Caersŵs), Powys

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Coordinates

Latitude: 52.5177 / 52°31'3"N

Longitude: -3.432 / 3°25'55"W

OS Eastings: 302925

OS Northings: 292052

OS Grid: SO029920

Mapcode National: GBR 9M.GHPC

Mapcode Global: VH681.GZHB

Entry Name: Caersws Roman Site

Scheduled Date:

Source: Cadw

Source ID: 1969

Cadw Legacy ID: MG001

Schedule Class: Defence

Category: Fort

Period: Roman

County: Powys

Community: Caersws (Caersŵs)

Built-Up Area: Caersws

Traditional County: Montgomeryshire

Description

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. Excavations have produced evidence of 3 district phases of construction from

Pre-Flavian-Antonine Periods.

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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