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Monday, 6 September 2010

Brecknock Hill-forts and Roman Remains

Hill-forts and Roman Remains

Cover: Conjectural reconstruction of the west gateway of
the Roman fort at YGaer, Brecon
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Brecknock Hill-forts and Roman Remains
By Royal Commission on the Ancient and Historical Monuments of Wales
Published 1986.

Review of Contents
At the time of the Roman conquest in AD 75 the mountains and moorland of Brecknock, deeply penetrated by the fertile Usk Valley, formed part of the tribal lands of the Silures. This part of the first volume presenting and analysing the ancient monuments of Brycheiniog has been limited to sites that can be confidently defined as defensive enclosures of the pre-Roman Iron Age, followed by a review of military and civilian sites attributable to the Roman period. The routes of Roman roads in the country are also traced.

The inventory describes 77 monuments in detail, each of the two main sections being introduced by a discussion of morphology and historical context. Maps, Plans and photographs, some colour, depict many Brecknock's most prominent landmarks - from the remote hill-fort on Crug Hywel to the impressive ruins of the Flavian fort at Brecon Gaer.

List of Figures
Chairman's Preface
Editorial Note
Report, with List of Monuments selected by the Commissioners as especially worthy of Preservation
List of Commissioners and Staff
List of Ecclesiastical Parishes, with incidence of Monuments
List of Civil Parishes, with incidence of Monuments
Abbreviated Titles of References
Presentation of Material

    Part II: Hill-forts and Related Structures and Roman Remains
    Introductory Note
    The Physical Background
    Hill-forts and Related Structures
        Hill-forts: Inventory
        Hill-forts: Omitted Sites
    Roman Remains
       Other Military Works
       Civil Sites
        Sites of Uncertain Status
       Other Remains
       Suggested Sies and Finds
       Omitted Sites and Finds
Index of National Grid References
Glossary: General

Glossary: Welsh Place-name Elements
General Index 

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