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Roman Road on Mynydd Illtyd, North-Eastern section

A Scheduled Monument in Glyn Tarell, Powys

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Coordinates

Latitude: 51.9277 / 51°55'39"N

Longitude: -3.5005 / 3°30'1"W

OS Eastings: 296923

OS Northings: 226530

OS Grid: SN969265

Mapcode National: GBR YJ.NQCS

Mapcode Global: VH5FG.8TT2

Entry Name: Roman Road on Mynydd Illtyd, North-Eastern section

Scheduled Date: 30 October 1996

Source: Cadw

Source ID: 1475

Cadw Legacy ID: BR225

Schedule Class: Transport

Category: Road

Period: Roman

County: Powys

Community: Glyn Tarell

Traditional County: Brecknockshire

Description

The monument consists of the remains of a road, dating to the Roman period (1st to 5th century AD) period. This section of road forms part of Sarn Helen, the route from Neath to Caernarfon, and connects Coelbren fort (20km to the SW) and Brecon Gaer (5km to the NE). The monument comprises a well-preserved section of road extending across open moorland for 130m, orientated NE/SW. The agger is well defined, covered with grass and gorse, and with a modern track running along the E end. It is around 8m wide and 0.25m high with a level top 3.3m wide.

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 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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