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arcimeoloflia Camferengfo No. X. —APRIL, 1848. ROMAN REMAINS IN MONTGOMERYSHIRE. [This paper was sent to the Meeting at Aberystwyth, accompanied by an elaborate Map, which was exhibited, and attracted great attention : but, owing to the shortness of time, it was not read.] The following observations, which may be considered only as the commencement of my investigations in this county, are the result of personal inquiry and inspection, in which I have endeavoured to be as minute and careful as possible; not being accompanied by a more experienced antiquary my investigations have not been so extensive, and perhaps not so interesting, as they might otherwise have been rendered. I commenced my investigations at Caersws (a hamlet in the parish of Llanwnog, situated midway between Newtown and Llanidloes), so well known as being the traditionary site of a Roman camp or station. Apart from tradition, the re¬ mains in and surrounding this spot, prove that it must have been a place of some importance at a remote period, if not a stronghold of the Csesars. The first thing to arrest the attention would be the indications of a camp, and here we have one of the usual Roman construction, situated upon a rising ground nearly in the centre of an opening of the \alley, in such a position as the Romans in the plenitude of their wisdom would select. The valley in this spot is open and surrounded by four hills of moderate height. The camp is situated nearly a hundred yards from the village, upon ground belonging to J. Offiey Crewe Read, Esq., and upon an elevation commanding the surrounding neigh¬ bourhood and the passes. On the surrounding high ground are the remains of several military posts. The camp is of a ARCH^EOL. CAMB. VOL. HI.] O