Our Roman past revealed!

One gift of the prolonged dry summer, has been the revelation of our past at St Mary’s Caerhun.

The photos below, taken with a drone by Mark Walters show the interior of  the Roman fort of Canovium  including the internal roads (wider brown lines) and buildings (thin rectangles and squares). The main defensive rampart surrounds all of these features. Outside the fort to the north the wide brown line of the Roman road heading north can be seen and alongside this are the mostly rectangular external settlement buildings.  Then down by the river all of the rooms of the bath house are on display.

The age of the site in which we worship never ceases to amaze us, and that we can enjoy it as a place of peace and refreshment by the river, in a way those who lived here before never could!



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