NGRef: SO0053
OSMap: LR147
Type: Fortlet

Roads
Postulated Road: NNE (7.5) to Castell Collen (Powys)
Postulated Road: WSW (5.5) to Caerav (Powys)

The Small Roman Fort at Penmincae

N.G.REF DIMENSIONS AREA
SO006539 c.140 x 100 ft
(c.43 x 30 m)
c.0.32 acres
(c.0.13 ha)

The small fort or Roman signal station at Pen-min-cae overlooks the River Wye from high ground on its north bank, and was probably placed here to guard the river-crossing.. The station measures 140 feet from north-west to south-east by 100 feet transversely (c.43 x 30 m), over the ramparts, enclosing an area of only one-third of an acre (c.0.13 ha). The site was discovered from the air by Prof. St Joseph in 1971 and later investigations conducted on the ground recovered samian fragments including some of form 15/17, which indicates a first-century foundation.

See: Air Reconnaissance in Britain, 1969-72 by J.K. St. Joseph in J.R.S. lxiii (1973) p.241;