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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)

Sources :
Pryce, F N , 1914 , Excavations of Cae Gaer, Llangurig , Archaeologia Cambrensis : 14 : 205-220
Boon, G C , 1963 , title unknown - map showing Cae Gaer Fort
Davies, W H , 1961 , title unknown - Cae Gaer Fort
Jarrett, M G , 1969 , Roman Frontier in Wales
St Joseph, J K , 1961 , title unknown - Cae Gaer Fort , Journal of the Royal Society : 51 : 129
Frere, S S , 1967 , Roman Britain
Burnham, H , 1995 , A Guide to Ancient and Historic Wales: Clwyd and Powys
Hall, J & Sambrook, P , 1998 , The Mynydd y Ffynnon Welsh Heritage Assets Project
Welsh Office Ancient Monuments Branch , 1974 , Schedule of Ancient Monuments in Wales
Welsh Office Ancient Monuments Branch , 1981 , Schedule of Ancient Monuments in Wales
Clwyd Powys Archaeological Trust , 1978 , Site visit record - PRN230
Cadw , 1999 , Cadw Field Monument Wardens Report - Mg057(POW)
Welsh Office Ancient Monuments Branch , 1980 , Scheduling map - Mg057(POW)
Welsh Office Ancient Monuments Branch , 1980 , Scheduling map - Mg057(POW)
Cadw , 1986 , Scheduling map - Mg057(POW)
Ordnance Survey , 1974 , OS record card SN88SW 1
Ordnance Survey , 1978 , OS record card SN88SW 1
DAT , 1976 , title unknown - Cae Gaer Fort
DAT , 1976 , title unknown - Cae Gaer Fort
Silvester, R J , 2004 , Roman Military Sites in Mid and North-East Wales. A Scoping Study ( © CPAT)
Clwyd-Powys Archaeological Trust , 1974ff , Powys Archaeological Record Archive ( © CPAT)
Davies, Jeffrey L , 2012 , The Romans in Mid Wales: Montgomeryshire , The Montgomeryshire Collections : 100 : 45-65
Bellino, Vincenzo , 2011 , Romans, Silures and Ordovices: the experience of low intensity warfare in Wales , Archaeologia Cambrensis : 160 : 13-38
Clwyd Powys Archaeological Trust , 1996 , Desk top record form - PRN 230 ( © )

Events :
35061 : Cae Gaer Fort, excavation 1913 (year : 1913)
115452 : Roman Military Sites in Mid and North-East Wales, scoping study 2004 (year : 2004)
72094 : Forest Enterprise (WHAP), Mynydd y Ffynnon, assessment project 1998 (year : )
59186 : Forest Enterprise (WHAP), Mynydd y Ffynnon, desktop study 1998 (year : )

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Compiled date : 31-12-1981


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July 20, 2018, 11:54 pm - File produced for Archwilio from CPAT's Regional HER.
Clwyd-Powys Archaeological Trust, Curatorial Section, 41 Broad Street, Welshpool, Powys SY21 7RR.
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