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67 Autumn 1989

Letters to the editor

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Letters to the Editor
Mrs Anna Tucker
Editor
Gwent Local History
Hadlow
Llanwenarth Citra
Abergavenny
NP7 7EY
Dear Mrs Tucker,
The Brecon Beacons National Park is currently cooperating with the
Goetre Fawr Community Council and volunteers from Coed Glas School
to improve access on the "Roman Road" in Mamhilad. The aim is firstly
to remove the overgrown vegetation clear and where feasible reinstate
blocked drains. The road has deteriorated greatly in the last year or so
mainly due to erosion by water.
We are considering whether areas of the paving can be relaid.
Preparatory to this we commissioned a report by the Glamorgan Gwent
Archaeological Trust on the road.
It is their belief that the course of the road is medieval but that the paving
is of a later date. They believe it is likely to have been laid around 1800
by the Hanbury estate, possibly to provide access for a tour of their
grounds.
The National Park and the Community Council are very interested in
finding out more about the history of this road and, if possible, how it
was constructed.
I wondered, therefore, whether any of your members, their societies
or your readers could shed light on this extremely interesting track.
We are also interested in getting more volunteers to work on the track.
If anyone is interested or knows of a group who might be, can they please
contact me at the National Park Office in Brecon.
Yours sincerely,
A. MEIKLE
Community Development Officer
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