The Beauties of England and Wales, Or Delineations, Topographical, Historical, and Descriptive, of Each County, Vol. 11: Embellished with Engravings (Classic Reprint)

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N. Admitting Portishead to be the station Mjcctus of the It! Aerary, and that it was the general place of Roman embarkation, the auigmable place for landing will appear unquestionably to be at Sadbroolte, in this county, where are still the vestiges of a large Roman encampment. Notwithstanding, however, all my researches, I could not discover any vestiges of a causeway be tween Caldecot-pill and Caerwent, till 1 passed the brook, Ne dera, in the vicinity of Caerwent. Between the brook and the eastern gate I perceived vestiges of an ancient paved causeway, which, within the memory of some of the inhabitants, was more perfect' From Caerwent the road is visible beyond the Ne dern, in the direction of Penhow to Caerleon, whence a branch led to Usk. Horsley, who pursued it at the beginning of the In: century, described it as then being prominent and remarkable. The part which he discovered to the east of Caerwent, Mr. Le man very justly concludes must have formed a portion of the road called Airmen-street, which went from Caerleon to Corim'rmr, Cirencester. The course of the Julia Strata, west of Caerleon, 5 described in the twelfth iter of Antoninas, as passing into Glamorgansbire, through the station Bovima, to Nidus, or Neath. Few traces are discoverable between Caerleon and Newport, but Hr. Evans, vicar of St. Woolos, from various Roman remains dug up in different places, is induced to think it proceeded from the west gate of Caerleon, along the right bank of the Usk, leav ing Malpas church on the west, and Crinda-honsc on the cast, and passed to the site of St. Woolos church, on the hill near New port, where are encampments, and a tumulus, now destroyed, which Mr. Harris thought was an arm speculatoriat. In its progress south westward the line was doubtful; it extended pro.

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