Abertanat Camp B

Marching or Temporary Camps

Abertanat Camps A and B were discovered on aerial photographs taken in 1976 and confirmed by excavation since 1984. A further camp, dubbed Abertanat West, was discovered from the air in 1988. All of these military works are situated on the southern flood-plain of the River Tanat about ½ mile N of the camps at Clawdd Coch, discovered from the air in 1991.

Abertanat B – Fort
OS National Grid Reference: SJ245208
Dimensions: unknown
Area: unknown
Description: Only the SE corner-angle and short lengths of the adjacent sides of this camp have been recorded. The camp had a 11 ft. (3.4m) wide gravel rampart, revetted in timber, fronted by a double V-shaped ditch syetem about 14½ ft. (4.4m) across. No estimate of the original size can be made, but the substantial defensive system suggests a camp which enclosed a considerable area.

References for Abertanat Camp B

  • Britannia xix (1988) p.417;
  • Britannia xxii (1991) pp.223/4 & fig.2;
  • Britannia xxiii (1992) pp.256-8 & fig.2;
  • Britannia xxviii (1997) p.404.

Map References for Abertanat Camp B

NGRef: SJ245208

Roman Roads near Abertanat Camp B

None identified