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Canovium
Canovium
was a fort in the Roman province
Roman province
of Britannia. Its site is located at Caerhun
Caerhun
in the Conwy
Conwy
valley, in the county borough of Conwy, in North Wales.

Contents

1 Early history 2 Later history 3 Academic studies 4 See also 5 References 6 External links

Early history[edit] Canovium
Canovium
was a square fort built in timber at an important river crossing (at Tal-y-Cafn) by the Roman army around AD 75, possibly to house a 500-strong regiment of foot-soldiers. Rebuilding in stone began in the early 2nd century. It contained the usual headquarters building, commanding officer's house, granaries and barrack blocks, but the two former buildings were unusually large for the size of the fort. There was a bath-house to the east and an extensive vicus to the north. A large second century milestone dedicated to the Emperor Hadrian, now preserved in the British Museum, was found 7 miles from Canovium
Canovium
in the late nineteenth century.[1] Later history[edit] There may have been a brief abandonment of the site in the very late 2nd century, but occupation quickly resumed, with the erection of a new cookhouse, and continued until at least the late 4th century. The north-east quarter of the site is now occupied by the 14th-century parish church of St Mary and its churchyard. Academic studies[edit] There have been several publications on the Cavovium fort, described at the Kanovium Project link below. The classic study of the fort was the 1938 collected reports of P.K. Baillie Reynolds, of Aberystwyth University, the culmination of four summers of excavation by him.[2][3] See also[edit]

Sarn Helen

References[edit]

^ British Museum
British Museum
Highlights ^ Baillie Reynolds, P.K. (February 1938). Excavations on the site of the Roman fort of Kanovium at Caerhun, Caernarvonshire: collected reports on the excavations of the years 1926-1929 and on the pottery and other objects found. Kanovium Excavation Committee. Cardiff: William Lewis, Printers.  282 pages. Baillie Reynolds' reports were originally published in Archaeologia ^ "Read a book Visit a Museum: Kanovium Project Book Reviews". Archived from the original on 2008-05-11. Retrieved 2009-10-28. . Page found on Kanovium Project website

External links[edit]

Media related to Canovium
Canovium
at Wikimedia Commons Kanovium Project: Caerhun
Caerhun
Roman Fort Canovium
Canovium
Minor Romano-British Settlement, Caerhun, Gwynedd Artifacts from Canovium
Canovium
held on Gathering the Jewels

v t e

Conwy
Conwy
County Borough

Principal settlements

Abergele Colwyn Bay Conwy Deganwy Kinmel Bay Llandudno Llandudno
Llandudno
Junction Llanfairfechan Llanrwst Old Colwyn Penmaenmawr Penrhyn Bay

Other towns and villages

Betws yn Rhos Betws-y-Coed Bylchau Caerhun Capel Curig Capel Garmon Cerrigydrudion Craig-y-Don Dinmael Dolgarrog Dolwyddelan Eglwysbach Glan Conwy Henryd Llanbedr-y-Cennin Llanddoged Llanddulas Llanfair Talhaiarn Llanfihangel Glyn Myfyr Llangernyw Llangwm Llannefydd Llanrhychwyn Llansannan Llysfaen Maenan Melin-y-Coed Mochdre Pandy Tudur Penmachno Pentrefoelas Rhos-on-Sea Rowen Tal-y-bont Tal-y-Cafn Trefriw Towyn Ysbyty Ifan

Communities

Abergele Betws-y-Coed Betws yn Rhos Bro Garmon Bro Machno Caerhun Capel Curig Cerrigydrudion Colwyn Bay Conwy Dolgarrog Dolwyddelan Eglwysbach Henryd Kinmel Bay
Kinmel Bay
and Towyn Llanddoged
Llanddoged
and Maenan Llanddulas
Llanddulas
and Rhyd-y-foel Llandudno Llanfair Talhaiarn Llanfairfechan Llanfihangel Glyn Myfyr Llangernyw Llangwm Llannefydd Llanrwst Llansanffraid Glan Conwy Llansannan Llysfaen Mochdre Old Colwyn Penmaenmawr Pentrefoelas Rhos on Sea Trefriw Ysbyty Ifan

Rivers

River Conwy River Crafnant River Geirionydd River Lledr River Llugwy River Machno Afon Ddu Afon Ddu (Drum) Afon Dulyn Afon Eigiau Afon Lloer Afon Melynllyn Afon Porth-llwyd Afon Roe Afon Tafolog

Castles and forts

Canovium Conwy
Conwy
Castle Deganwy
Deganwy
Castle Dolwyddelan
Dolwyddelan
Castle Gwrych Castle Gwydir Castle Pen y Gaer

Headlands

Great Orme Little Orme Penmaenmawr

Topics

Parliamentary constituencies Places Schools Country houses SSSIs Scheduled Monuments Grade I listed buildings Grade II* listed buildings Lord Lieutenants High Sheriffs Museums

v t e

Conwy
Conwy
Valley

Towns

Llanrwst Conwy

Other settlements

Betws-y-Coed Caerhun Dolgarrog Eglwysbach Glan Conwy Henryd Llanbedr-y-Cennin Llanddoged Llangelynnin Llanrhychwyn Maenan Rowen, Conwy Tal-y-bont Tal-y-Cafn Trefriw Tyn-y-groes

Rivers & streams

Afon Conwy Afon Crafnant Afon Geirionydd Afon Hiraethlyn Afon Machno Afon Lledr Afon Llugwy Afon Gallt y Gwg Nant y Goron Afon Ddu (1) Afon Porth-llwyd Afon Dulyn Afon Ddu (2) Afon Garreg-wen Ffrwd Cerriguniawn Afon Melynllyn Afon Roe Afon Tafolog Afon Gyffin

Lakes

Llyn Crafnant Llyn Elsi Llyn Geirionydd Llyn Parc

Waterfalls

Conwy
Conwy
Falls Grey Mare's Tail Fairy Falls

Hills & mountains

Mynydd y Dref Tal y Fan Bwlch-y-Ddeufaen Cefn Cyfarwydd Mynydd Hiraethog

Castles & forts

Canovium Conwy
Conwy
Castle Gwydir Castle Pen y Gaer

Bridges

Conwy
Conwy
Suspension Bridge Pont Fawr (Llanrwst) Tal-y-Cafn
Tal-y-Cafn
Bridge Waterloo Bridge (Betws-y-coed)

Other features

Bodnant Garden Cadair Ifan Goch Conwy
Conwy
RSPB reserve Gwydir Forest Klondyke mill Moel Maelogan Snowdonia National Park Surf Snowdonia Trefriw
Trefriw
Woollen Mills

Transport

A470 B5106 Conwy
Conwy
Valley line

Railway stations

Betws-y-Coed
Betws-y-Coed
railway station Dolgarrog
Dolgarrog
railway station Glan Conwy
Conwy
railway station Llanrwst
Llanrwst
railway station North Llanrwst
Llanrwst
railway station Tal-y-Cafn
Tal-y-Cafn
rai

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