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Roman Road 250m north east of Pwll-y-Hwyaid

A Scheduled Monument in Whitland (Hendy-gwyn), Carmarthenshire (Sir Gaerfyrddin)

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Coordinates

Latitude: 51.8251 / 51°49'30"N

Longitude: -4.6114 / 4°36'41"W

OS Eastings: 220134

OS Northings: 217283

OS Grid: SN201172

Mapcode National: GBR D1.WBT8

Mapcode Global: VH2P2.0DZ6

Entry Name: Roman Road 250m NE of Pwll-y-Hwyaid

Scheduled Date: 17 January 1996

Source: Cadw

Source ID: 914

Cadw Legacy ID: CM279

Schedule Class: Transport

Category: Road

Period: Roman

County: Carmarthenshire (Sir Gaerfyrddin)

Community: Whitland (Hendy-gwyn)

Built-Up Area: Whitland

Traditional County: Carmarthenshire

Description

The monument consists of the remains of a road, dating to the Roman period (1st to 5th century AD) and measures 330m in length, crossing the boggy floodplain of the Afon Gronw. The road shows as a prominent agger 10m wide and up to 1m high running across permanent pasture fields before, towards its eastern end it underlies a hedgerow. Excavation of the adjacent stretch has shown that the road construction survives almost intact built on the corduroy timber base with side ditches. The monument is of national importance for its potential to enhance our knowledge of Roman military organisation/medieval transport systems. The monument forms an important element within the wider context of the Roman occupation/medieval settlement of Wales and the structure may contain well preserved archaeological evidence concerning chronology, layout and building techniques. 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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