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MELANDRA CASTLE

ALTERNATIVE NAME:  MELANDRA CASTLE ROMAN FORT
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A Roman fort, originally timber-built in Flavian period, reconstructed in stone, abandoned in the first half of 2nd century, excavated several times since 1899, revealed bath house and possible mansio. The ramparts survive as earthworks up to 2.0m high but both the interior and exterior of the fort have been subject to disturbance. Finds from the site indicate the presence of two Auxiliary Units the III Bracara Augustani and the 1st Cohort of the Frisavones. Scheduled.

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