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CAERLEON LEGIONARY FORTRESS, PREFECT'S HOUSE: GROUNDS OF MUSEUM

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NPRN 275983

Map Reference ST39SW

Grid Reference ST33959058

Unitary (Local) Authority Newport

Old County Monmouthshire

Community Caerleon

Type of Site LEGIONARY FORTRESS

Broad Class DEFENCE, DOMESTIC

Period Roman

Site Description Part of Caerleon Legionary fortress (Nprn95647).

Excavation, 1983-5, examined part of what is generally considered to have been a Tribune, or Prefect's house within the fortress of Legio II Augusta, occupied from 74-5 to about 200AD, constructed initially of timber, later of masonry, incorporating a small bath-suite.

Source: Zienkiewicz 1993 (Britannia 24), 27-140.

J.Wiles 01.02.05

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