Caerwent

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Caerwent is a village and community in Monmouthshire, Wales.wikipedia
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Chepstow

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It is located about five miles west of Chepstow and 11 miles east of Newport.
The name Gwent itself derives from the Roman settlement Venta Silurum or 'Market of the Silures', now named Caerwent, 5 mi west of Chepstow, which had been the Romano-British commercial centre of south-east Wales.

Venta Silurum

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It was founded by the Romans as the market town of Venta Silurum, an important settlement of the Brythonic Silures tribe. The modern name derives from Venta, an ancient British word denoting a "market", and Caer a later Welsh word denoting a fortified settlement.
Today it consists of remains in the village of Caerwent in Monmouthshire, south east Wales.

Silures

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It was founded by the Romans as the market town of Venta Silurum, an important settlement of the Brythonic Silures tribe. It was founded by the Romans in AD 75 as a market town for the defeated Silures tribe.
The Iron Age hillfort at Llanmelin near Caerwent has sometimes been suggested as a pre-Roman tribal centre, but the view of most archaeologists is that the people who became known as the Silures were a loose network of groups with some shared cultural values, rather than a centralised society.

Kingdom of Gwent

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The town would give its name to the post Roman successor kingdom of Gwent and it's possible that the modern name means "Fort of Gwent".
The town itself became Caerwent, "Fort Venta".

Caer

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The modern name derives from Venta, an ancient British word denoting a "market", and Caer a later Welsh word denoting a fortified settlement.

Newport, Wales

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It is located about five miles west of Chepstow and 11 miles east of Newport.
Within a short drive of Newport are golf clubs at St Mellons, Dewstow, Shirenewton, St Pierre, GreenMeadow, Woodlake, Alice Springs, Pontypool and Raglan.

Sub-Roman Britain

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The town would give its name to the post Roman successor kingdom of Gwent and it's possible that the modern name means "Fort of Gwent".
Chance discoveries have helped document the continuing urban occupation of some Roman towns such as Wroxeter and Caerwent.

Church of St Stephen and St Tathan, Caerwent

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The Church of St Stephen and St Tathan is dedicated to Saints Stephen and Tathan, the latter name possibly having arisen through confusion with Saint Tathyw.
The Church of St Stephen and St Tathan, Caerwent, Monmouthshire is a parish church with datable origins to the 13th century.

Portskewett

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Caerwent remained an important centre, where the road between Gloucester and Caerleon met the north-south road from Shrewsbury, via Monmouth and Trellech, to the sea at Portskewett.
The name Portskewett is generally believed to derive from the Welsh Porth-is-Coed, meaning "the harbour below the wood", or alternatively "the harbour of the area below the wood" - that is, the post-Roman cantref of Gwent Is Coed, centred on Caerwent about 3 miles away.

Royal Navy Propellant Factory, Caerwent

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During World War II a Royal Navy Propellant Factory was established at Caerwent, immediately north of the A48 road.
The Royal Navy Propellant Factory, Caerwent, Monmouthshire, Wales, UK, (later RAF Caerwent) was dedicated to the manufacture of explosives or the storage of ammunition from 1939 to 1993.

Roman Britain

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Historian John Newman has described the walls as "easily the most impressive town defence to survive from Roman Britain, and in its freedom from later rebuilding one of the most perfectly preserved in Northern Europe."

Saint Tathyw

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The Church of St Stephen and St Tathan is dedicated to Saints Stephen and Tathan, the latter name possibly having arisen through confusion with Saint Tathyw.
Saint Tathyw was a 5th-century saint of South Wales, and founder of a monastic school at Caerwent where he instructed many of the leading figures of the early Welsh church.

Tathan

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The Church of St Stephen and St Tathan is dedicated to Saints Stephen and Tathan, the latter name possibly having arisen through confusion with Saint Tathyw.
He is reckoned an early abbot of Caerwent and has dedications at Llanvaches, near Caerwent, also known as Llandathan, and at St Athan.

Captain America: The First Avenger

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Between 1967 and 1993 this was used as a storage station for the Royal Air Force and the United States Air Force; since that time it has been used as an army training facility and on occasion as a filming location for large scale productions such as Captain America: The First Avenger.
Production began in June 2010, and filming took place in London, Manchester, Caerwent, Liverpool, and Los Angeles.

A48 road

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During World War II a Royal Navy Propellant Factory was established at Caerwent, immediately north of the A48 road.
The A48 becomes a secondary route here, and continues bypassing Caldicot, Caerwent and Langstone.

Community (Wales)

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Caerwent is a village and community in Monmouthshire, Wales.

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Caerwent is a village and community in Monmouthshire, Wales.

Ancient Rome

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It was founded by the Romans as the market town of Venta Silurum, an important settlement of the Brythonic Silures tribe.

Market town

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It was founded by the Romans as the market town of Venta Silurum, an important settlement of the Brythonic Silures tribe. It was founded by the Romans in AD 75 as a market town for the defeated Silures tribe.

Celtic Britons

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It was founded by the Romans as the market town of Venta Silurum, an important settlement of the Brythonic Silures tribe.

Early Middle Ages

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It remained prominent through the Roman era and Early Middle Ages as the site of a road crossing between several important civic centres.

Common Brittonic

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The modern name derives from Venta, an ancient British word denoting a "market", and Caer a later Welsh word denoting a fortified settlement.

Venta Belgarum

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Romans writers recorded the town as Venta Silurum to distinguish it from the other tribal markets in Britain such as Venta Belgarum and Venta Icenorum.

Venta Icenorum

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Romans writers recorded the town as Venta Silurum to distinguish it from the other tribal markets in Britain such as Venta Belgarum and Venta Icenorum.

Roman Empire

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It was founded by the Romans in AD 75 as a market town for the defeated Silures tribe.