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Latitude: 51.7835 / 51°47'0"N
Longitude: -3.6551 / 3°39'18"W
OS Eastings: 285926
OS Northings: 210727
OS Grid: SN859107
Mapcode National: GBR YB.YVBM
Mapcode Global: VH5G4.LFKL
Entry Name: Coelbren Fort
Scheduled Date: 30 November 1936
Source ID: 2874
Cadw Legacy ID: GM146
Schedule Class: Defence
Traditional County: Glamorgan
The monument consists of the remains of a medium-sized auxiliary fort dating from c. AD 75 (Roman period). It is located on the Roman road from Neath to Brecon. It is best preserved on the west side where surrounding bank and two outer ditches are clearly visible. Excavations revealed a standard layout, with timber buildings inside. To the south are the remains of a probably earlier large marching camp (GM343). Roads can be traced leading to the south and east of the fort. The fort was abandoned AD 140-50.
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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