Abertanat Camp A

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.

Only the NE corner-angle and about 295 ft. (c.90m) of the SE side of this camp has been recorded. The camp was defended by a timber-revetted rampart fronted by a 6 ft. (1.8m) wide ditch. A secondary entrance with titulus outwork lies near the angle. No estimate as to the original size of the camp can yet be made.

References for Abertanat Camp A

  • 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 A

NGRef: SJ2421 OSMap: LR126

Abertanat A – Camp
OS National Grid Reference: SJ248214
Dimensions: unknown
Area: unknown

Roman Roads near Abertanat Camp A

None identified