NGRef: SO021681
OSMap: LR136/147
Type:

Roads
None identified

The Trefal Marching Camp

N.G.Ref Dimensions Area Description
SO021681 > 985 x 755 ft
(> 300 x 230 m)
> 17 acres
(> 6.9 ha)
This camp was first discovered on aerial photographs and later surveyed on the ground. It lies on a rise (@ c.255m OD) at the eastern end of a low ridge about a mile north of the Roman fort at Dolau Gaer. Only the north-west rounded corner-angle has been recorded, together with a 300m length of the western defences and a 230m length of the northern defences (c.985 x 755 feet); the area thus enclosed was at least 17 acres (> 6.9 ha). The north side was observed in 1987 as a slight earthwork consisting of an outer ditch and an inner bank.

References and Links

The Welsh NMR pointed me in the direction of the article A Probable Roman Marching Camp Near Nantmel, Radnorshire by D. Browne & A.H.A. Hogg, in the journal Archaeology in Wales (Vol.27, 1987, p.23). Unfortunately, this publication is not contained in Birmingham University library.
Above information from Powys Sites and Monuments Record.
Link to maps of the area from: StreetMap Old-Maps MultiMap