NGRef: ST0687
OSMap: LR170
Type: Camp

Roads
None identified

This large temporary marching camp lies some 6½ miles west of the fort at Caerphilly in Mid-Glamorgan. The camp has been attributed to the campaigns of Sextus Julius Frontinus sometime during the period 73AD to 78, along with other large camps at Blaen-cwm-Bach and Twyn-y-Briddallt.

N.G.REF DIMENSIONS AREA DESCRIPTION
ST059878 1,580 x 1,030 ft
(481 x 314 m)
37½ acres
(15 ha)
...
See: The Roman Frontier in Wales by V.E. Nash-Williams (Cardiff 1969) p.124;
RCAHMW Glamorgan Volume 1 Part 2: The Iron Age and Roman Occupation (1976) #740 p.99 & fig.56;
Britannia xxvii (1996) pp.393/4.

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