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CAERLEON LEGIONARY FORTRESS, RAMPART & SINISTRAL BARRACKS: AREA OF MYRTLE COTTAGE BARRACKS

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NPRN 275987

Map Reference ST39SW

Grid Reference ST34149057

Unitary (Local) Authority Newport

Old County Monmouthshire

Community Caerleon

Type of Site LEGIONARY FORTRESS

Broad Class DEFENCE, DOMESTIC

Period Roman

Site Description Part of Caerleon Legionary fortress (Nprn95647).

Excavations, in 1939 (Fox 1940), over an area roughly 145m NNE-SSW by 50m, examined 5/6 pairs of barracks in the praetentura; a stretch of the north-eastern fortress wall was also recorded: earlier work to the east (Hawkes 1930) examined the eastern angle of the fortress in addition to parts of two of the barracks explored in 1939.

Sources: Hawkes 1930 (AC 85), 144-196;
Fox 1939 (AC 95), 101-152.

J.Wiles 02.02.05

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