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SAINT-FREGANT Finistère, France.

Excavations on the site of Keradennec in the commune of St-Fregant have disclosed the SE corner of a building, most of it taken up by small private baths. These consisted of a caldarium with hypocaust, with a terracotta bath inside it. Little pipes running both horizontally and vertically along the walls were, like the hypocaust, connected to a praefurnium by an arched opening. Adjoining the caldarium is a large square room with a brick bath in the SE corner that was supplied with cold water by a small pipe. Completing the complex was a vestibule and another room of undetermined function.

The walls of the cold room and vestibule were covered with painted stucco, showing a series of fluted columns with Corinthian capitals joined by arcades. Stratigraphical studies show that this part of the site was occupied from the end of the 2d to the 4th c. A.D. The finds, mostly potsherds and frescos, are housed in the archaeological laboratory of the Faculté des Lettres de Brest.


R. Sanquer & P. Galliou, “Le château gallo-romain de Keradennec en St Fregant,” Annales de Bretagne 77, 1 (1970).


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