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CAERLEON LEGIONARY FORTRESS, SINISTRAL BARRACKS IN THE RETENTURA: GROUNDS OF THE CROFT NURSING HOME

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NPRN 275991

Map Reference ST39SW

Grid Reference ST33889080

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).

Trenching along a 110m strip along the eastern sides of the grounds of The Croft, in 1966, examined elements of eight pairs of what are assumed to have been legionary barrack blocks, housing part of Legio II Augusta.

The south-west part of this site is recorded under Nprn275990.

Source: Murray Threipland 1967 (AC 116), 23-56.

J.Wiles 02.02.05

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