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Abertanat Roman Camps, excavation 1984-91

Primary Reference Number (PRN) : 38208
Trust : Clwyd Powys
Unitary authority : Powys
Event Type : Excavation
NGR : SJ2485121287

Description
RECOGNISED FROM 1976 AP'S. EXCAVATED 1984/7. FEATURES FORM PARTS TO 2 ROMAN CAMPS AND LENGTH OF DITCH.
CAMP A - ONLY NE CORNER AND PARTS OF 2 SIDES WITH ENTRANCE IN NE SIDE. 1.8M WIDE DEFENSIVE DITCH, TIMBER GATE, BOX RAMPART AND TITULUM. OVER EARLIER MARCHING CAMP. 4 ACRES IN AREA (ESTIMATED)
CAMP B - S OF A, ONLY NE CORNER AND PARTS OF N AND E SIDES VISIBLE. 8 ACRES. DOUBLE V-SECTIONED DITCH 4.4M ACROSS.
A & B MAY HAVE BEEN CONJOINED (JONES, G.D.B., 1987c, 54; Frere, S S 1988, 417).

Further work in 1988 at Camp A confirmed the existence of a timber-revetted rampart each side of the secondary gateway. The SE ditch was traced. At Camp B indications of a gravel rampart were found and the ditch was identified at the SE corner (Frere 1989, 259-260).

Excavation 1989 and 1990 (Prof Jones): revealed six timber buildings, four of which may have been barracks. The buildings were c.4.25m wide with internal divisions. A ditch and what may have been the remains of a rampart were identified (Frere 1991, 223-4).

Work by Prof.Jones in 1991 examined four buildings (poss barrack blocks) and a possible stores structure (Frere 1992, 256).

Site A excavated 1984-8.
Site B

Trial excavation in 1984 followed by six seasons of excavation from 1986 to 1991. Site displays a complex geomorphological history. Barri Jones' interpretation of the site is not universally accepted (Silvester, R J, 2008).

Sources :
Jones, G B D , 1991 , Abertanat and Llanymynech: Survey and Excavations 1991 , Manchester Archaeological Bulletin : 6 : 29-35 ( © CPAT)
The Advertiser , 1988 , title unknown - Abertanat Roman Camp
Silvester, R J , 2008 , Abertanat, Llansantffraid and Clawdd Coch: Barri Jones 's Excavations in Montgomeryshire , Studia Celtica : 42 : 27-52
Silvester, R & Hankinson, R , 2006 , Roman Military Sites in Powys ( © CPAT)

Core Records :
17492 : Abertanat 'Roman Camps'
119943 : Abertanat 'Roman Camps', site A
119944 : Abertanat 'Roman Camps', site B, fort
119945 : Abertanat 'Roman Camps', site C, ditch
119946 : Abertanat 'Roman Camps', Abertanat West, ditch
119949 : Abertanat 'Roman Camps', site A, gateway reconstruction

Related PRNs : 119953

Compiled date : 31-12-1994


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July 23, 2017, 12:32 pm - File produced for Archwilio from CPAT's Regional HER.
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