previous next

ESGAIR PERFEDD Radnorshire, Wales.

Marching camp of 6.2 ha, 4.8 km NW of Rhayader. The site lies at 420 m elevation on a moorland ridge flanking the S side of the Gwynllyn valley at SN927699. The sloping hillside prevented a completely regular plan. The entrances are represented by four internal claviculae and the camp could have held up to 4000 men under canvas on campaign. The objective of their march must by implication have lain in the upper Elan valley, which offers an easy descent through the Ystwyth valley into the coastal area of central Wales.


G.D.B. Jones, “The Roman Marching Camp at Esgairperfedd,” Bulletin of the Board of Celtic Studies 22 (1967) 274.


hide Display Preferences
Greek Display:
Arabic Display:
View by Default:
Browse Bar: