Llanfor Temporary Camp

Marching or Temporary Camps

The Llanfor Marching Camp was discovered in 1976 lying just NW of the fort, this camp is only partly traced. A short length of the SW side, 1,000 ft of the SE, and at least 1,250 ft of the NE defences are known, along with the adjoining S and E angles. Both the recorded corner-angles are slightly acute, so the NW side will be appreciably shorter than that on the opposite (SE). The area of the camp would be something in the region of 29 acres.

References for Llanfor

  • Air Reconnaissance in Britain, 1973-76 by J.K. St. Joseph in J.R.S. lxvii (1977) pp.149/50 & fig.15;
  • Air Reconnaissance in Roman Britain 1977-1984 by G.S. Maxwell & D.R. Wilson in Britannia xviii (1987, p.11);
  • Britannia ix (1978) p.406; Britannia xxix (1998) p.368 & fig.3 p.369;

Map References for Llanfor

NGRef: SH9336 OSMap: LR125

OS National Grid Reference: SH937363
Dimensions: 1,250 x 1,000+ ft (381 x 305+ m)
Area: c.28¾ acres (c.11.6 ha)

Roman Roads near Llanfor

SW (5) to Caergai (Gwynedd) NW (8) to Penrhos