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Evans, D.R. and Metcalf, V. 1989: ‘Excavations at 10 Old Market Street, Usk’, Britannia 20, 23–68

Manning, W.H. 1977: ‘Usk Roman legionary fortress’, Current Archaeology 6, 71–7

Manning, W.H. 1981: Report on the Excavations at Usk Volume II: The Fortress Excavations 1968–1971, Cardiff

Manning, W.H. 1997: ‘The legionary fortress at Usk’, The Monmouthshire Antiquary 13, 37–42

Manning, W.H. 2000: ‘The fortresses of Legio XX’, in Brewer, R.J. (ed.), Roman Fortresses and their Legions: Papers in Honour of George C Boon, FRHistS, FSA, Cardiff, 74–5

Manning, W.H. 2010: ‘Usk’, in Burnham, B.C. and Davies, J.L. (eds), Roman Frontiers and Wales and the Marches, Aberystwyth, 187–92

Manning, W.H. and Scott, I.R. 1989: Report on the Excavations at Usk Volume IV. The Fortress Excavations 1972–1974 and Minor Excavations on the Fortress and Flavian Fort, Cardiff

Marvell, A. 1990: ‘Recent work on the Neronian fortress at Usk, 1986–1988’, Trivium 25, 19–26

Marvell, A. 1996: ‘Excavations at Usk 1986–1988’, Britannia 27, 51–110

Marvell, A.G. and Maynard, D.J. 1998: ‘Excavations south of the legionary fortress at Usk, Gwent, 1994’, Britannia 29, 247–67

Nash-Williams, V.E. 1969: The Roman Frontier in Wales, 2nd ed., Jarrett, M.G. (ed.), Cardiff, 116–8

Selkirk, A. 1987: ‘Usk’, Current Archaeology 10, 184–6


Marvell, A.G., Webster, P.V., Wilkinson, J.L., and Greep, S. 1998: ‘Salvage finds from The Orchard, Usk’, Archaeology in Wales 38, 64–7

Visiting and browsing

There is nothing to see of the fortress site now. Visitors to the National Roman Legion Museum at Caerleon can see some of the finds from Usk on display.

The National Museum of Wales has a web page on the legionary fortress at Usk which includes reconstruction drawings of the east gate and granaries.

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(please put fortress site name in the subject line; all other emails may be treated as spam and deleted).

Page last updated 8th December 2013