LITTLE HADNOCK, ROMAN SITE

Site Details



NPRN
400333
Map Reference
SO51NW
Grid Reference
SO53581526
Unitary (Local) Authority
Monmouthshire
Old County
Monmouthshire
Community
Monmouth
Type of Site
SETTLEMENT
Broad Class
Civil
Period
Roman

Site Description


NAR SO51NW16

Poorly known Roman site, occupying a level terrace above the Wye floodplain and below rising ground to the south. Atterntion has focussed on a group of stone buildings in the scheduled area, at least one of which featured a hypocaust. Finds have included fragments of painted plaster & tesserae from a tessellated floor. An iron-working furnace was set between the two buildings. A second site has been recognised some 600m to the east. Finds from this area and from the initial site indicate occcupation in the 2nd-3rd century AD.
The discovery of the second site hints at the existance of an extensive settlement, perhaps similar to that known at Bulmore, by Caerleon. Both occupy similar sites and were occupied over the same general period.

Sources: Mein 1977 (AW17), 36 No.69;
Clarke 1981 (Monmouth Arch. 8).
Jemmett 2003 (AW 44), 118-9.

J.Wiles 02.02.07

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