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Latitude: 53.2294 / 53°13'45"N
Longitude: -3.9395 / 3°56'22"W
OS Eastings: 270630
OS Northings: 372017
OS Grid: SH706720
Mapcode National: GBR 5Y.0HJ8
Mapcode Global: WH54B.G383
Entry Name: Roman Road N of Llannerch Fedw
Scheduled Date: 24 January 2012
Source ID: 1301
Cadw Legacy ID: CN402
Schedule Class: Transport
Traditional County: Caernarfonshire
The monument comprises the well-preserved remains of a length of Roman road located on the N flank of Llanerch y Fedw. The road originally linked the forts of Canovium (Caerhun) and Segontium (Caernarfon). The road is visible as a well-preserved linear agger, or raised embankment, situated within rough upland pasture. It measures 720m in length, up to 5m in width and up to 0.5m in height. It is aligned roughly E-W and flanked by ditches on the N and S sides. The E end is located at SH70997197 and the W end is located at SH70277205. 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 period of 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 in regard to chronology and building techniques.
The scheduled area comprises the remains described and an area around them within which related evidence may be expected to survive. It is rectangular and measures 725m E-W by 25m transversely.
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