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FORDEN GAER Montgomeryshire, Wales.

This Roman fort lies on the E bank of the Severn a short distance N of Montgomery, and covers an important crossing of the river. The defenses were originally of earth, subsequently revetted with a timber-laced rampart of clay. Some internal buildings may have been of stone. The fort was established ca. A.D. 75-80 and was not finally abandoned before the reign of Valentinian I (A.D. 364-378). The finds are in the Powysland Museum, Welshpool.


F. N. Pryce & T. D. Pryce, “Excavations of the Powysland Club at the Forden Gaer,” Archaeologia Cambrensis 82 (1927) 333-54; id., “The Forden Gaer. Second Interim Report,” ibid. 84 (1929) 100-39; id., “The Forden Gaer. Third Interim Report,” ibid. 85 (1930) 115-30; P. J. Casey in V. E. Nash-Williams, The Roman Frontier in Wales (2d ed. by M. G. Jarrett 1969) 85-88MPI.


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