|Crick shown within Monmouthshire|
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History and amenities
There is a Bronze Age round barrow just west of the village, measuring 31.7m in diameter and the only known bell barrow in Wales. It was excavated in 1940, and found to contain two cremations dating from around 1750-1450 BC. It also contained boulders showing cup marks, which it has been suggested show astronomically significant alignments.
The site of Crick was an important junction on the Roman road sometimes known as the Via Julia which ran from Bath (Aquae Sulis) across the Severn estuary to Sudbrook and on to Caerwent (Venta Silurum) and Caerleon (Isca Augusta), now in Wales. At Crick the route met the roads to Gloucester (Glevum) and Monmouth (Blestium).
In July 1645, during the English Civil War, a mediaeval hall at Crick was the site of a key meeting between King Charles, who had been recently defeated at Langport in Somerset, and his nephew and ally Prince Rupert of the Rhine.
- Martin Powell, Astronomical alignments at the Crick barrow in Gwent, South Wales
- Roman roads in south east Wales
- Castle Wales info on Ballan Moor castle site near Crick
- English Civil War Timeline
- Jeremy Knight, Civil War and Restoration in Monmouthshire, 2005, ISBN 1-904396-41-0
- David Broome Event Centre