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Llandrindod Wells Roman road

A Scheduled Monument in Llandrindod Wells (Llandrindod), Powys

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Coordinates

Latitude: 52.2334 / 52°14'0"N

Longitude: -3.3869 / 3°23'12"W

OS Eastings: 305380

OS Northings: 260378

OS Grid: SO053603

Mapcode National: GBR YP.1GHK

Mapcode Global: VH69M.74V5

Entry Name: Llandrindod Wells Roman road

Scheduled Date: 15 November 2005

Source: Cadw

Source ID: 4232

Cadw Legacy ID: RD259

Schedule Class: Transport

Category: Road

Period: Roman

County: Powys

Community: Llandrindod Wells (Llandrindod)

Built-Up Area: Llandrindod Wells

Traditional County: Radnorshire

Description

The monument comprises the surviving earthworks of the Roman road travelling S from the fort of Castell Collen. The Roman road is now only visible as an earthwork situated within enclosed pasture between SO 0534 6027 in the SSW and SO 0541 6049 in the NNE. The earthwork is visible as an agger, or raised embankment, measuring c.7m in width and up to 0.3m in height.

The primary Roman road network was designed and constructed by the Roman army for the purpose of military conquest and rule. Roads were built and used throughout Roman Britain from the mid 1st century AD onwards. In Wales, the majority of the Roman road network dates from the Flavian-Trajanic conquest and garrison (between AD 74 and AD 117).

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 structure itself may be expected to contain archaeological information in regard to chronology and building techniques.

The area scheduled comprises the remains described and an area around them within which related evidence may be expected to survive. It is linear and measures 280m from NNE to SSW by 15m transversely.

Source: Cadw

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