|Dictionary of British History|
The cantref is an early Welsh administrative district, roughly similar in function to the English 'hundred'. The term is made up of two parts. Can or cant comes from the term for a hundred. Second is 'tref' a much less distinct term which might mean a house, settlement, or even a town. Thus the compound term 'cantref' generally meant the smallest type of settlement.
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This Roman road ran from London to Lincoln, and was built immediately after the Roman invasion of 43AD
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