Roman Roads

There was a strong Roman presence in the area with a permanent camp to the north of the River Usk and marching camps in several directions. Evidence for Roman roads can still be identified in the landscape. On the east side of the upper Senni Valley much of the Roman road was surplanted in the 18th century by a toll road above it, but it is evident as a long line of hedgerows. The southern section has continued to be used as a cart track and this continues for many miles to the south as a metalled road then a farm track. Roman villas have not been found nearby as this was a frontier region for the Empire with unpredictable and sometimes hostile local inhabitants.

Updated 02/07/2020