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Cae Gaer Fort
Primary Reference Number (PRN) : 230 Trust : Clwyd Powys Community : Llangurig Unitary authority : Powys NGR : SN82368189 Site Type (preferred type first) : Roman Fort Status : scheduled monument
Description : Parallelogrammic fort, 115m N-S by 83m E-W, sited on interfluvial spur. Original entrances north and south and probably west. Single inner bank with ditch with counterscarp most pronounced on east and west. Part excavated 1913: apparently earth and timber construction. Interior very badly damaged, waterlogged and peat covered probably resulting from poor drainage aggravated by the surrounding forestry.
Entrance from the south and part of the rampart are reported to have been destroyed by pressure of water from the bog to the south. Counterscarp banks are visible on the N and E sides. a gap through the western rampart seems to be a breach caused by water draining from the interior (Cadw, 1999).
Parallelogramic shaped Roman fort composed of inner bank, ditch and outer counterscarp bank. Main entrance visible at North end in centre of North bank. No evidence of internal features recognised. Parts of defences on South and East sides badly eroded and not really recognisable. (RH, CPAT, 27/06/1996)