Attested: AI iter 12 and iter 13 Burrio
Where: Usk, where a short-lived large Roman fort at SO37840052 was succeeded by a much smaller fort and a veterans’
settlement when the main Roman base shifted to Caerleon.
Name origin: Latin burrus ‘orangey-red’, from Greek πυρρος ‘flame-coloured’, describing the local Raglan Mudstone, which can be seen in modern Usk Bridge and in soil beside Red Hill, a road near the fort. Celtic suggestions by R&S and others are not credible.
Notes: This site probably had some of the first stone buildings in Wales.
Last Edited: 26 April 2016