Abergavenny Roman Fort
History, tourist information, and nearby accommodation
Excavations have unearthed remains of two large barrack blocks, a system of ditches (on Flannel street) and remains of timber buildings (on Castle Street). The earthwork defences were made of clay, turf and timber.
In 1972 a timber built granary was uncovered. In addition, pieces of armour, window glass, and a large collection of sling stones made of clay were found. One very unusual find was a bronze strap hook used to fasten a sword. A local craftsman of the Silurian tribe probably made this around AD 50-70. Other finds include horse harness, suggesting the presence of a light auxiliary cavalry troop.
In the local museum you can see finds from the area of the fort, including coins and pottery. The Romans seemed to have chucked bits of rubbish over the steep bank at the rear of the car park area, creating a large midden, or rubbish heap.
About Abergavenny Roman Fort
Address: Abergavenny, Monmouthshire, Wales
Attraction Type: Roman Site
Location: On the A465/A40. much of the fort was under the car park.
Website: Abergavenny Roman Fort
Photo Credit: Ruth Sharville, licensed for reuse under the Creative Commons Licence
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