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The feature below was first shown on my website on 30 March 1998

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Monday, 30 March 1998



The Roman Fort of Nidum
near Neath, Glamorgan

Photography by John Ball - 9th March 1998
(with Agfa ePhoto307 digital camera)

On 2nd June 1949, in the course of excavating for a new housing estate at Neath Abbey Road, the site of the Roman fort of Nidum was discovered. This fort, on the main Roman road from Caerleon (Monmouthshire) through South Wales, is mentioned in the Antonine Itinerary. The fort dates back 1,900 years to about AD 100. The foundations of two gateways to the fort have been preserved as ancient monuments.

South Gate of Fort Nidum

Above: The South Gate of Fort Nidum.


South Gate of Fort Nidum

Above: The South Gate.


East Gate of Fort Nidum

Above: The East Gate of Fort Nidum.


East Gate of Fort Nidum
South Gate of Fort Nidum

Above: The East Gate.
In the background is a trench, which when filled with water, formed part of the defences of the fort.

Left: Another view of the trench or moat.

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