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Caerwent Roman City Monmouthshire =

O. E. Craster

Caerwent Roman City Monmouthshire =

Caer-went Sir Fynwy

by O. E. Craster

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Published by HMSO in London .
Written in English


Edition Notes

First published 1951.

Statementby O.E. Craster ; prepared by the Department of the Environment on behalf of the Welsh Office.
ContributionsGreat Britain. Department of the Environment., Great Britain. Welsh Office.
ID Numbers
Open LibraryOL18859564M
ISBN 100116701404

Caerwent (Welsh: Caer-went) is a village and community in Monmouthshire, is located about five miles west of Chepstow and 11 miles east of was founded by the Romans as the market town of Venta Silurum, an important settlement of the Brythonic Silures tribe. The modern village is built around the Roman ruins, which are some of the best-preserved in Europe.   Graverobbers targeted an ancient Welsh cemetery digging up dozens of patches of ground. Around 50 areas of turf were disturbed at the church in Caerwent, Monmouthshire, with a number of shallow.

  The Roman town of Venta Silurum at Caerwent, Wales, has impressive walls as well as the excavated remains of some the public buildings. The original Ministry guidebook was prepared by Oswin E. Craster. It follows the standard format of History and Description, with a foldout plan inside the back cover. The later editions contained a. Definitely visit when the weather is dry. It is about a mile or so to walk around. There is a beautiful church with further relics to see which were found when the town was uncovered/ TripAdvisor reviews.

Caerwent Roman Town is the name of the collection of Roman ruins which formed part of the once buzzing Roman settlement of Venta Silurum. Probably founded in the first century AD, Venta Silurum reached its peak in the second century and was home to a range of buildings and facilities. Monmouthshire is one of the 13 ancient counties of Wales, and currently comprises about two thirds of its original size, after the transfer of the western section to five new, much smaller boroughs. The modern boundary of the county, or unitary authority, extends from Caldicot along a short section of the Bristol Channel, then follows the River Wye northwards, at one point incorporating a.


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Caerwent Roman City Monmouthshire = by O. E. Craster Download PDF EPUB FB2

A glimpse into a Romanised market town. Perhaps its sleepy location in off-the-beaten-track rural border country is the reason why Caerwent, Venta Silurum to the Romans, is one of those ‘best kept’ secrets. Its thunder has certainly been stolen by nearby Caerleon (Isca), one of Britain’s most important Roman nt, established in about AD 75–80, served as a settlement of the.

Caerwent Roman City is a Scheduled Monument in Caerwent (Caer-went), Monmouthshire (Sir Fynwy), Wales. See why it was listed, view it on a map, see visitor comments and photos and share your own comments and photos of this building. Caerwent (Welsh: Caer-went) is a village and community in Monmouthshire, is located about five miles west of Chepstow and 11 miles east of was founded by the Romans as the market town of Venta Silurum, an important settlement of the Brythonic Silures tribe.

The modern village is built around the Roman ruins, which are some of the best-preserved in nial county: Gwent. Visit Monmouthshire. Safely. Please contact ahead of time to confirm the business is open and to book if required before visiting.

Address. Caerwent Roman Town, Caerwent, Caldicot, NP26 5BA. Email. Visit website. Contact. Enquiries. Details. An archaeologist’s paradise. Tribal capital of the Silures (Venta Silurum Location: Caerwent Roman Town, Caerwent, Caldicot.

Hotels near Caerwent Roman Town: ( km) The Coach & Horses Inn & Restaurant ( km) The Lychgate Guest House ( km) Penhein Glamping ( km) BroadRock ( km) The Welsh Gatehouse: Decontamination between guests. View all hotels near Caerwent Roman Town on Tripadvisor/5(96). Here are some facts about Caerwent.

Caerwent is a village near Chepstow in Monmouthshire, South Wales. It is well known for its Roman settlement of Venta Silurum which has some of the best preserved Roman remains in Europe.; The Romans built Caerwent.

Caerwent Roman Town, Monmouthshire Home > Monmouthshire > Caerwent Roman Town Varied relics from the major Roman settlement of Venta Silurum, including a temple, forum, basilica, houses, and most spectacularly, extensive, unaltered and well preserved walls up to 17 feet high.

Site Description The extensive remains of the Roman city of Venta Silurum are found in the village of surviving city walls, particularly on the south side, are one of the most impressive Roman monuments in Britain.

The city was extensively excavated in the early years of the twentieth century and more recent work has included the consolidation of remains for public display. The Roman city formed a parallelogram, yards in length on the north and south sides, and on the east and west, and the villas and baths covered an area of upwards of 50 acres.

It is said that Caerwent was once a seaport and that rings were to be seen in the walls on the south side of the ancient city to which the ships were fastened. Caerwent was established by the Romans around 75 A.D. as a civitas or city centre for the relocation of the tribal leadership of the local troublemakers: it was called Venta Silurum, the market town of the had probably lived on a nearby hill fort, Llanmelin, dating from the early Iron Age, and used the port of Sudbrook or Caldicot Pill.

Caerwent Roman Town, Caerwent: See 95 reviews, articles, and 75 photos of Caerwent Roman Town, ranked No.2 on Tripadvisor among 3 attractions in Caerwent/5(95). Caerwent, a village and a parish in Monmouthshire. The village stands on the Julian Way, 2½ miles NW of Portskewett station on the G.W.R., and 5 WSW of Chepstow, under which it has a post office; money order office, Caldi-cot; telegraph office, Portskewett.

Caerwent was the chief city. Lottery Funding for Monmouthshire Roman Links. 12/09/ The church is centred in the historically significant Roman city of Venta Silurum. The surviving city walls are maintained by Cadw and are considered to be the finest example in northern Europe.

The Caerwent Historic Trust collection of books and articles will be deposited in. While driving to Port Eynon we stopped off in little Caerwent (five miles west of Chepstow) to see the roman ruins of the ancient city of Venta Silurum. When driving up to Caerwent you are actually on the old roman road and as you enter the town and leave it you are driving through the original roman entrances TripAdvisor reviews.

While driving to Port Eynon we stopped off in little Caerwent (five miles west of Chepstow) to see the roman ruins of the ancient city of Venta Silurum. When driving up to Caerwent you are actually on the old roman road and as you enter the town and leave it you are driving /5(96).

The extensive remains of the Roman city of Venta Silurum are found in the village of Caerwent. The surviving city walls, particularly on the south side, are one of the most impressive Roman monuments in Britain.

The city occupies a low ridge or spur, overlooking the meadows alongside the Nedern Brook. Roman Caerwent. Caerwent is a small village, but there is much to remind the visitor of its Roman past.

In Roman times it was a city of considerable significance being the largest centre of civilian population in Wales. The City bore the name Venta Silurum – ‘market of the Silures’. OS Grid Reference: ST The Roman town of Venta Silurium, founded by the Romans in 75 AD, is now the modern village of Caerwent in Monmouthshire, and is located just to the south of the A48 road and just west of the M It is 5 miles west of Chepstow and 11 miles east of Newport.

The modern village. Map Position This map is showing 'Roman Implied, Roman Actual named locations ' of type 'Roman City, Roman Town, Roman Villa, Roman Major Fort, Roman Watch Tower, Roman Port, Roman Bloomery' centered onin.

Caerwent Roman City, with sign reading 'The wall that surrounds Caerwent was added to the earlier earthen defence of the city about ad, this monument is in the care of the ministry of public building and works, it an offence to injure or deface it', United Kingdom. Unitary (Local) Authority Monmouthshire.

Old County Monmouthshire. Community Caerwent. Type of Site AMPHITHEATRE. Broad Class RECREATIONAL. Period Roman. Site Description NAR ST49SE The scant remains of what was probably an amphitheatre were excavated between & within the walls of the Roman city of Caerwent (NPRN ).Monmouthshire Roman MM Usk Roman Site: Fort Usk: SO The Roman legionary fortress of Burrium was founded on the site of Usk by the military commander Aulus Didius Gallus, around AD 55 Monmouthshire Roman MM Five Lanes Roman Site Villa Caerwent.Caerwent, Monmouthshire Described as a miniature version of Rome, Caerwent was the settlement of the Silures - a native tribe who became Romanised following the conquest of Britain.