SH4862 : Segontium Roman Fort

taken 3 years ago, near to Caernarfon, Gwynedd, Great Britain

Segontium Roman Fort
Segontium Roman Fort
Outline of the barrack blocks at the site of Segontium
Segontium Roman Fort
Segontium was a Roman Auxiliary Fort founded by the Roman Governor of Britannia Gnaeus Julius Agricola around 77-78 AD as an earth and wood structure. It was later re-fortified with stone in the early 2nd century and operational throughout the Roman occupation until c400 AD. It was the main Roman fort in north Wales, though there was a gradual reduction in the garrison size during its lifetime, from around 1,000 to 500. The remaining buildings were extensively robbed for stone to build Caernarfon Castle and the modern A4085 Beddgelert Road now cuts through the site. It is owned by The National Trust LinkExternal link and maintained by Cadw LinkExternal link
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Date Taken
Sunday, 17 August, 2014   (more nearby)
Submitted
Thursday, 28 August, 2014
Geographical Context
Historic sites and artefacts  Defence, Military 
Subject Location
OSGB36: geotagged! SH 4855 6245 [10m precision]
WGS84: 53:8.2572N 4:15.9293W
Camera Location
OSGB36: geotagged! SH 4852 6248
View Direction
Southeast (about 135 degrees)
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Site of Roman Fort  Cadw Heritage Site  Scheduled Ancient Monument 

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