CPAT Regional Sites & Monuments Record

PRN 100020 - Ffrith Roman site (multiple site)
Scheduled Ancient Monument FL164(FLT)

NGR :- SJ28575529 (SJ25NE)
Unitary authority :- Flintshire
Community :- Llanfynydd
Prefered site type :- Roman - Settlement (Multiple - Unknown )

A vast quantity of Roman finds and building evidence has arisen from this village over the last four centuries. The settlement is probably civil although the quantity of XXth Legion tiles suggest a military connection.

Chance discoveries from 1585, 1709, 1828, 1870, 1874 and 1933. Excavations in 1893, 1910, 1926 and 1967-9.

Geophysical survey of the playing field in 1987 suggested the presence of a row of structures aligned E-W (Frere, S S, 1988, pp416).

Bathhouse known under village (Frere, S S, 1989, pp258-9).

Two sections scheduled (Cadw, 2000).

Sources:-
Acton, T A , 1910 , ,
CCC visit form , 1980 , ,
Cadw AM107 , 1988 , ,
Cadw AM107 , 2000 , Fl164(FLT) ,
Camden, W , 1586 , Britannia , 394-5
Davies, E , 1949 , Prehistoric and Roman Remains of Flintshire , 226-38
Earthworks , 1996 , Ffrith Farm, Ffrith, near Wrexham An archaeological evaluation , 7
Fox, C , 1927 , "Offa's Dyke A field survey ", Archaeologia Cambrensis 82 , 256 .
Frere, S S , 1988 , "Roman Britain in 1987 ", Britannia 19 , 416 .
Frere, S S , 1989 , "Roman Britain in 1988 ", Britannia 20 , 258-9 .
Frere, S S , 1991 , "Roman Britain in 1990 ", Britannia 22 , 222 .
Hughes, T M , 1893 , " ", Archaeologia 53 , 481 .
Lewis, S , 1849 , TOPOGRAPHICAL DICTIONARY OF WALES , 438-9
OS record card , 1982 , SJ 25 NE 8 ,
Palmer, A N , 1903 , History of the country townships of the old parish of Wrexham , 122
RCAHM , 1912 , Inventory of the Ancient Monuments in Wales and Monmouth II - County of Flintshire , 55-6
Rivet, A L F , 1964 , Town and Country in Roman Britain , 150
Room, R E , 1968 , "Excavations at the Roman site of Ffrith, Flintshire ", Publications of the Flintshire Historical Society Journal 23 , 82-5 .
THSC , 1908-9 , , 77 187
Taylor, M C , 1922 , "Roman Flintshire ", Publications of the Flintshire Historical Society Journal 9 , 71 .
Unknown , 1968 , , 176
Unknown , 1972 , , 361
Unknown , 1989 , , 135-65

Finds:-
0 / Baked clay / Tile / Roman / / () - Finds have included tiles with stamp of XXth Legion
0 / Unknown / Object / Roman / / () - A vast quantity of Roman finds and building evidence has arisen from this village over the last four centuries.

record created 30/06/84 SG84 - copyright CPAT , last updated 11/04/05
The above data are supplied by CPAT in partnership with its Local Authorities and the partners of END, CPAT SMR partnership, 2005 (and in part Crown, 2005 - as indicated)



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