Alabum

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Coordinates: 52°00′04″N 3°47′36″W / 52.00119°N 3.79341°W / 52.00119; -3.79341 Alabum was a fort in the Roman province of Britannia Superior, of which Roman Wales was a part.

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Its remains are located at Llanfair-ar-y-bryn in the north of Llandovery in the Welsh county of Carmarthenshire.

History[edit]

The 5.25 acres (2.12 ha) fort was probably built in the 1st century with an enclosing rampart and double ditch. a quadruple ditch was dug on the north-east side to protect the flat terrain in that direction. A stone revetment was later added. A military bath house lay between the fort and the River Bran. Occupation lasted into the 4th century.

A faint earthwork can still be seen around the church of St Mary which has Roman tiles incorporated into its fabric.

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