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Forden Gaer Roman Site

A Scheduled Monument in Forden with Leighton and Trelystan (Ffordun gyda Tre'r-llai a Threlystan), Powys

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Coordinates

Latitude: 52.5839 / 52°35'2"N

Longitude: -3.1676 / 3°10'3"W

OS Eastings: 320989

OS Northings: 299098

OS Grid: SO209990

Mapcode National: GBR 9Z.B8TT

Mapcode Global: WH7B2.99WY

Entry Name: Forden Gaer Roman Site

Scheduled Date: 25 May 1978

Source: Cadw

Source ID: 499

Cadw Legacy ID: MG012

Schedule Class: Defence

Category: Fort

Period: Roman

County: Powys

Community: Forden with Leighton and Trelystan (Ffordun gyda Tre'r-llai a Threlystan)

Traditional County: Montgomeryshire

Description

The monument comprises multi-period buried features and earthworks, including a prehistoric settlement and funerary features, a Roman fort and settlement, and a early Medieval hall structure.

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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