Welcome to the website of the Caerleon Research Committee

The Caerleon Research Committee was established in 2005 to promote and co-ordinate research in and around the Roman legionary fortress of Isca and to disseminate the results to as wide an audience as possible.

Caerleon is one of only three Roman fortresses in Britain which were occupied for an extended period of time. Unlike the other two permanent fortresses at Chester and York significant areas of Caerleon still remain as open ground, while the fortress is situated within a hinterland whose potential is only just becoming apparent.

Antiquarian and archaeological work within the fortress and surrounding civil settlement over the past 150 years have revealed much important information, but the site is still far from well understood. Recent reappraisal of the records and finds relating to earlier excavations has demonstrated that much information remains to be extracted from them, while there are many other unanswered questions which could be answered by new survey and excavation.

Aerial photograph of Caerleon. (Crown copyright: Royal Commission on the Ancient and Historical Monuments of Wales.)

Intaglio showing goddess Roma. (By permission of the National Museum of Wales.)