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Roman Marching Camp (revealed by aerial photography) 500m SSE of Glan-yr-Afon

A Scheduled Monument in St. Harmon (Saint Harmon), Powys

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Coordinates

Latitude: 52.3334 / 52°20'0"N

Longitude: -3.4903 / 3°29'24"W

OS Eastings: 298550

OS Northings: 271632

OS Grid: SN985716

Mapcode National: GBR 9K.V1BJ

Mapcode Global: VH5CJ.GM63

Entry Name: Roman Marching Camp (revealed by aerial photography) 500m SSE of Glan-yr-Afon

Scheduled Date:

Source: Cadw

Source ID: 1961

Cadw Legacy ID: RD133

Schedule Class: Defence

Category: Marching camp

Period: Roman

County: Powys

Community: St. Harmon (Saint Harmon)

Traditional County: Radnorshire

Description

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. The camp occupies a location with views along valleys to the north and west, and measures c.340m north-west to south-east by c.215m, enclosing an area of 7.3ha. Only the south-eastern side and the southern part of the south-western side have been included in the scheduling. The bank in these areas is visible on the ground and stands up to 0.4m high.

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, building techniques and functional detail.

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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