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Latitude: 51.4178 / 51°25'4"N
Longitude: -3.3334 / 3°20'0"W
OS Eastings: 307375
OS Northings: 169595
OS Grid: ST073695
Mapcode National: GBR HQ.PXZH
Mapcode Global: VH6FJ.5MMH
Entry Name: Moulton Roman Site
Scheduled Date: 10 March 1958
Source ID: 3467
Cadw Legacy ID: GM253
Schedule Class: Unassigned
Category: Building (Unclassified)
County: Vale of Glamorgan (Bro Morgannwg)
Traditional County: Glamorgan
The monument comprises the remains of a building complex, which dates to the Romano-British period (c. AD 74 - 410). Situated at 76m OD on the north side of the valley of the river Waycock, evidence for Roman occupation was discovered during excavations in the late 1950s. The presence of rectilinear, plastered walls, opus signinum, sandstone roof slabs and samian ware suggests that the site may have been a rural villa built to emphasise the high status, wealth and Romanised cultural values of the landed elite of the local native tribe.
The monument is of national importance for its potential to enhance our knowledge of Romano-British rural settlement and socio-economic organisation. The feature forms an important element within the wider context of Romano-British society in Wales and retains significant archaeological potential. Villas are often part of a larger cluster of rural and urban settlements and their importance can further enhanced by their group value.
The scheduled area comprises the remains described and areas around them within which related evidence may be expected to survive.