CPAT Regional Sites & Monuments Record

PRN 88739 - Ffrith, earthworks

NGR :- SJ284548 (SJ25SE)
Unitary authority :- Wrexham
Community :- Brymbo
Prefered site type :- Post Medieval - Field boundary (Earthwork - Near destroyed )
first alternative :- Roman ? - Fort ?

In 1987 cropmarks and surface traces indicating a rectangular earthwork were recognised to the SW of Ffrith (Frere, S S, 1988, pp416).

Fieldwork in 1988 led to its interpretation as a fort platform, 108m by c.130m, with possible vicus to east (Frere, S S, 1989, pp258-9).

Although there is an earthwork at this site, part of what was interpreted as a fort coincides with a removed field boundary on the 1st edition OS map (Bapty, I, pers. comm., 2005).

Sources:-
Frere, S S , 1988 , "Roman Britain in 1987 ", Britannia 19 , 416 .
Frere, S S , 1989 , "Roman Britain in 1988 ", Britannia 20 , 258 .

record created 06/04/2005 JS05 - copyright CPAT , last updated 16/07/2004
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