Croes Carn Einion Roman Villa


Croes Carn Einion Roman Villa complex, likely dating back to the Romano-British period (AD 43 – 410). It was first identified through aerial reconnaissance in 1996, with negative cropmarks visible on aerial photographs indicating two distinct stone-built buildings. The westernmost building is aligned NE-SW and appears to be a ranged structure with evidence of internal divisions, including a wing at the southwest end and a trace of another at the opposite end. A corridor or porticus with a projecting porch fronts the building, adding to its architectural features.

To the southeast of the western building is a rectangular structure aligned NNE-SSW. This building comprises three rooms at its northern end and a larger room to the south. A series of possible column bases within the structure suggest that the southern room may have served as an aisled hall, adding to its significance. Overall, the cropmarks indicate a well-constructed villa complex with multiple buildings and internal divisions, showcasing the architectural sophistication of the Romano-British period.

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