Venta Silurum overview
Other name(s) Caerwent
Region Europe
Section British Isles
Latitude 51.61128798 N suggest info
Longitude 2.76739509 W
Status Accurate location
Info Venta Silurum was a town in the Roman province of Britannia or Britain. Today it consists of remains in the village of Caerwent in Monmouthshire, south east Wales. Much of it has been archaeologically excavated and is on display to the public.

Venta was founded by the Romans in 75 CE as an administrative centre for the defeated Silures tribe in Roman Wales. Venta Silurum seems to mean "Market town of the Silures". This is confirmed by inscriptions on the "Civitas Silurum" stone, now on display in the parish church
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51.611288, -2.767395 === 51.611288 N, 2.767395 W === 51° 36' 40.6" N, 2° 46' 2.6" W
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Nearest sites Isca Augusta, Isca Silurum, Caerleon, circa 13.2 km (8.2 mi) west
Portus Abonae, Sea Mills, circa 16.9 km (10.5 mi) south-east
Backwell hill fort, circa 22.6 km (14 mi) south
Dolebury, circa 31.6 km (19.7 mi) south
Banwell Camp, circa 32.1 km (20 mi) south
Uleybury, circa 32.5 km (20.2 mi) east
Woodchester, circa 39 km (24.2 mi) east
Bathampton Camp, circa 39.7 km (24.7 mi) south-east
Brent Knoll Camp, circa 41.6 km (25.9 mi) south-west
Blacker's Hill, circa 43.7 km (27.1 mi) south-east
Maesbury Castle, circa 45.6 km (28.3 mi) south-east
Colonia Nervia Glevensium, Glevum, Caerloyw, Gloucester, circa 45.6 km (28.3 mi) north-east
Aquae Sulis, Bath, circa 38.1 km (23.7 mi) south-east
Corinium Dobunnorum, Amphitheatre, circa 56 km (34.8 mi) east
Corinium Dobunnorum, Cirencester, circa 56.6 km (35.2 mi) east
Cicucium, circa 60.8 km (37.8 mi) north-west
Athelney hill fort, King Alfred's Monument, circa 62.5 km (38.8 mi) south
Broomfield Camp, circa 63.8 km (39.6 mi) south-west
Silbury hill, circa 66.6 km (41.4 mi) east
Cadbury Castle, circa 67.3 km (41.8 mi) south
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Database ID 8803, created 7 Apr 2012, 18:33, Last changed 10 Apr 2012, 00:31