Strigulensia, Archæological Memoirs Relating To The District Adjacent To The Confluence Of The…

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byGeorge Ormerod

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This historic book may have numerous typos and missing text. Purchasers can download a free scanned copy of the original book (without typos) from the publisher. Not indexed. Not illustrated. 1861 Excerpt: ... have been transferred to Chepstow, which agrees with Leland's opinion.1 The Saxon name "Chepstow" indeed points to earlier traffic there; but it was in the time of the Conqueror that the erection of the Castle of Strigul adjacent to that town superseded the military importance of Caerwent. Subsequently the feudal tenants of the Lord Marcher of Strigul erected their dependent fortalices on the Welsh side of his domain, as Newport, Caerleon, Usk, Caldecote, and St. Briavel's formed an outer and independent line of defence; but in this arrangement Caerwent was not included. It became a dependency of the lordship of Wentloog, possessed by the Clares, Earls of Gloucester, and afterwards by the Audleys,2 and has not subsequently occurred as a fortress, the name of Cas Gwent, equivalent to its own military designation, being given by the Welsh to Chepstow, its successor.3 The Norman tower of Caldecot, however, took the place of Caerwent, as the more immediate protector of the petty Port adjacent and of its traffic, and became the commencement of that noble pile which displays its ruins near the Inlet now only visited by a few coal sloops. After thus endeavouring to illustrate the locality which, in its better days would be a principal entrance into " Britannia Secunda," it remains to advert to the principal lines of Eoman communication passing from the eastwards and north-eastwards towards Caerwent. IL--PORTWAY FROM CALDECOT TO CAERWENT, DEEMED BY LEMAN, HATCHER, AND OTHERS TO HAVE BEEN THE ROMAN MILITARY WAY DESCRIBED IN ANTONINE's ITER XIV. Between Bath, or Aquje Sulis, and Caerwent, or Venta Silurum, Antonine's Itinerary, as is well known to antiquaries, places two stations, Trajectus and Abone, and Gale suggested the transposition of them. They are so transpo...

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This historic book may have numerous typos and missing text. Purchasers can download a free scanned copy of the original book (without typos) from the publisher. Not indexed. Not illustrated. 1861 Excerpt: ... have been transferred to Chepstow, which agrees with Leland's opinion.1 The Saxon name "Chepstow" indeed points to earlier traf...

Format:PaperbackDimensions:38 pages, 9.69 × 7.44 × 0.08 inPublished:February 12, 2012Publisher:General Books LLCLanguage:English

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ISBN - 10:0217056415

ISBN - 13:9780217056410

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