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Latitude: 52.0248 / 52°1'29"N
Longitude: -3.758 / 3°45'28"W
OS Eastings: 279473
OS Northings: 237721
OS Grid: SN794377
Mapcode National: GBR Y6.GLGC
Mapcode Global: VH5DX.TC4N
Entry Name: Roman Road c. 150m NW of Tal-y-Pal
Scheduled Date: 7 November 2006
Source ID: 1183
Cadw Legacy ID: CM370
Schedule Class: Transport
County: Carmarthenshire (Sir Gaerfyrddin)
Traditional County: Carmarthenshire
The monument comprises the surviving earthworks of the Roman road between the forts at Llandovery and Castell Collen. The earthwork is visible as a well-preserved agger, or raised embankment, and situated within enclosed pasture. It measures c. 80m long, 12m wide and up to 0.5m tall. It is aligned NNE-SSW. The primary Roman road network was designed and constructed by the Roman army for the purpose of military conquest and rule. Roads were built and used throughout Roman Britain from the mid 1st century AD onwards. In Wales, the majority of the Roman road network dates from the Flavian-Trajanic conquest and garrison (between AD 74 and AD 117).
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 concerning chronology and building techniques.
The area scheduled comprises the remains described and an area around them within which related evidence may be expected to survive. It is broadly rectangular and measures 80m NNE-SSW by 20m transversely. The NNE end is located at NGR SN 79482 37758 and the SSW end is located at SN 79450 37681.
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