Caerhun

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Coordinates: 53°13′01″N 3°50′10″W / 53.217°N 3.836°W / 53.217; -3.836

Caerhun
Welsh: Caerhûn
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St Mary's Church
Caerhun is located in Conwy
Caerhun
Caerhun
 Caerhun shown within Conwy
Population 1,200 (2001)
OS grid reference SH7770
Community Caerhun
Principal area Conwy
Ceremonial county Clwyd
Country Wales
Sovereign state United Kingdom
Post town CONWY
Postcode district LL32
Dialling code 01492
Police North Wales
Fire North Wales
Ambulance Welsh
EU Parliament Wales
UK Parliament Aberconwy
Welsh Assembly Aberconwy
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Caerhun (Welsh: Caerhûn) is a scattered rural community, and former civil parish, on the west bank of the River Conwy. It lies to the south of Henryd and the north of Dolgarrog, in Conwy County Borough, Wales, and includes the villages of Llanbedr-y-cennin, Rowen, Tal-y-bont and Ty'n-y-groes. At the 2001 census, it had a population of 1,200.[1]

Features[edit]

See also: Canovium

Surrounding the 14th-century parish church of St. Mary are the banks of the Roman fort of Canovium. The excavations of the Roman site were directed by P.K. Baillie Reynolds, of Aberystwyth University, over a period of four summers in the 1920s,[2][3] although there have of course been several other publications since.[3]

The church and its churchyard occupy the north-east quarter of the original Roman site. Canovium was built at an ancient river crossing and was an important post on the Roman road and ancient drovers road via Bwlch-y-Ddeufaen to Abergwyngregyn and the Menai Strait. Latterly the best crossing point, now with a bridge, has been at nearby Tal-y-Cafn. After the end of Roman rule in Britain, the fort was associated with King Rhun Hir of Gwynedd, hence the subsequent name.

The River Conwy viewed from the churchyard at Caerhun

References[edit]

  1. ^ Office for National Statistics : Census 2001 : Parish Headcounts : Conwy
  2. ^ Baillie Reynolds, P.K. (February 1938). Excavations on the site of the Roman fort of Kanovium at Caerhun, Caernarvonshire: collected reports on the excavations of the years 1926-1929 and on the pottery and other objects found. Kanovium Excavation Committee. Cardiff: William Lewis, Printers.  282 pages. Baillie Reynolds' reports were originally published in Archaeologia
  3. ^ a b "Read a book Visit a Museum: Kanovium Project Book Reviews". Retrieved 2009-10-28. . Page found on Kanovium Project website

External links[edit]

Media related to Caerhun at Wikimedia Commons