Braich Ddu Practice Camp

Industry and Practice Work

Braich Ddu was first reported in 1965, this Roman earthwork is situated beside a slate quarry less than ¾-mile east-south-east of the fort at Tomen-y-Mur. The small platform created by Roman troops on training exercise(s) is still visible as a raised earthwork, and was equipped with inwardly-curving clavicula defences at each of its centrally-placed ‘gateways’; these elaborate defensive earthworks leave little space in the interior which could be occupied, and have led to the site being classified as a ‘military practice work’.

References for Braich Ddu

  • Air Reconnaissance in Britain, 1961-1964 by J.K. St. Joseph in J.R.S. lv (1965) p.86;

Map References for Braich Ddu

NGRef: SH7138 OSMap: LR124

OS National Grid Reference: SH717383
Dimensions: c.100 x 100 ft (c.30 x 30 m)
Area: c.¼ acre (c.0.22 ha)

Roman Roads near Braich Ddu

None identified