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Latitude: 51.5833 / 51°34'59"N
Longitude: -3.3482 / 3°20'53"W
OS Eastings: 306686
OS Northings: 188024
OS Grid: ST066880
Mapcode National: GBR HQ.CDJX
Mapcode Global: VH6DQ.XGBK
Entry Name: Pen-y-Coedcae Roman Camp
Scheduled Date: 16 September 1959
Source ID: 2891
Cadw Legacy ID: GM267
Schedule Class: Defence
Category: Marching camp
County: Rhondda, Cynon, Taff (Rhondda Cynon Taf)
Traditional County: Glamorgan
The monument comprises the remains of a Roman marching camp, probably dating from the conquest of Wales by the Romans in the first century AD (probably around AD 74 - 77). It was built as a temporary camp by a marching army as units of the Roman legions pushed west. Pen-y-Coedcae Roman marching camp is the third largest marching camp recorded in Wales. The camp is the typical playing card" shape with straight sides 478m by 320m in length with rounded corners. The boundary is defined today by a combination of surviving earthworks
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