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Moulton Roman Site

A Scheduled Monument in Llancarfan, Vale of Glamorgan (Bro Morgannwg)

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Coordinates

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: Cadw

Source ID: 3467

Cadw Legacy ID: GM253

Schedule Class: Unassigned

Category: Building (Unclassified)

Period: Roman

County: Vale of Glamorgan (Bro Morgannwg)

Community: Llancarfan

Traditional County: Glamorgan

Description

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.

Source: Cadw

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