Friday 9th August
The final day and a very long one. So what did we find out in our three small trenches?
We can confirm that
we have a Roman Fort, the first in Pembrokeshire.
It seems to have had a typical fort layout.
It was surrounded
by three large ditches, inside of which was an earth rampart.
A substantially made intervallum road ran
around the inside of the fort with buildings on either side.
Postholes of timber structures indicate different phases of building within the fort.
In its centre lie the remains of the Principia surviving in the form of a courtyard surface and
The fort is likely to be of 1st century AD date from pottery recovered.
A later ditched enclosure lies within the centre of the fort, which at this stage looks to be second century
AD in date, although its function is unclear.
The results have changed our perception of the Romans in Pembrokeshire and opens the way for far more sites
of Roman date to be confirmed.
Dyfed Archaeological Trust would like to thank Cadw for funding the project; to Mr Morris and his family for
allowing us on their land and for the interest and support they have shown throughout; and a very big thanks
to all of our volunteers.
Head of DAT Archaeological Services
Dyfed Archaeological Trust
Relaxing at morning tea break
Rushing to finish in the afternoon
I think it's time to stop now