Caer Llugwy: Excavation of the Roman Fort Between Capel Curig and Bettws-y-Coed : First Report, Volume 1

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T. G. Evans, 1923 - Excavations (Archaeology) - 62 pages
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Page 16 - It may be observed that, in all probability, this part of the county was much frequented by the Romans, on account of its slate quarries, and valuable lead and copper mines. There are considerable remains of a large Roman building on an estate belonging to the Duke of Ancaster, between Capel Kerrig and Llanrwst, near a place called Bryn Gevailio, or the Hill of the Smithy.
Page 16 - The spot is one of the most beautiful in the neighbourhood, commanding a fine view of a mountain called Moel-Shabod, which is seen here in the best point of view. Abundance of building materials have been taken from these remains, for several years past. I distinctly traced the walls of one room, the dimensions of which were sixty feet by twenty, and of another eighteen feet six inches square, in which were several short square pillars of stone, like those of the Hypocaust under the Feathers
Page 18 - ... and such heaps are found in several places ; the whole hill being called by a name in Welsh signifying the Brow or Hill of the Forges. In regaining our road we had diverged from, we followed the old Roman way communicating with those works, and in one place saw for several yards the undoubted old pavement.
Page 16 - Lhan Rwst * [There is a Brickwork in Bryn a Gevile by or near Lan Lhygwy in ye parish of Lhanrwst.] MSS. penes 0. G. Jones de Lh. Gower. A Treatise of Lordships Marchers in Wales shewing how why and when they were first created & how why & when they were suppressed. Q. whether the same with Mr Hugh...
Page 18 - ... of Roman works in many places of Wales to the early Christian Era, the knowledge of Roman Stations, Roads, Villas, and other edifices of that people not having been cultivated till of late years.
Page 15 - Sayce, again, whose care inspires confidence in all that he has to say, insists that " it is necessary to be very cautious in drawing conclusions from incomplete investigations " ; and he gives reasons for holding that in Wales the subject is one of " special interest," but at the same time of
Page 18 - ... one. Having thoroughly explored that spot, we ascended the Hill, the other side of the Road to Bryn y Geveilie ; but if anything existed there of ancient Works it is all swept away ; and from the female peasants I saw there there was no getting traditional, or any other sort of information, as I found them very suspicious of Enquiry from persons above their own condition, and are never disposed to be communicative, for fear of committing themselves by their answers.
Page 18 - ... called Nant yr Haiarn, where they had Iron works, and to which an old Road led from towards Gwydir, probably connecting it with Conovium. The Roman Villa is...
Page 15 - We need more evidence if we are to form any distinct theories on the basis of these finds ; but when that evidence is won, a lost chapter in the history of Wales may be written.
Page 16 - Enquire of Thomas ap William Powel (Mason Saer Maen) ym Bettws parish (sef Bettws wyrion Idhon al's Bettws y Koed) for Sarn Helen, mae gwaith Bricks ym mryn y Geveile wrth Lan Lhygwy ym hlwy Ihan Rwst. [There is a Brickwork in Bryn a Gevile by or near Lan Lhygwy in y6 parish of Lhanrwst...

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