Descriptive Gazetteer Entry for VIA JULIA

VIA JULIA, an ancient Roman road in Somerset, Gloucester, Monmouth, and South Wales. It was made by the proprætor Julius Frontinus, the Roman conqueror of South Wales; it goes from Bath north-westward to Aust ferry; was there connected with the opposite bank by a ferry; goes thence westward, past Caerwent, to Caerleon; proceeds thence, under the name of Via Julia Maritima, past Ewenny, Neath, and Loughor, to Carmarthen; sends off a branch from Neath, north-eastward, to Brecon; and deflects from Carmarthen, in a line called Via Julia Montana, up the valley of the Towy, to Brecon, Abergavenny, and Usk.

(John Marius Wilson, Imperial Gazetteer of England and Wales (1870-72))

Linked entities:
Feature Description: "an ancient Roman road"   (ADL Feature Type: "roadways")
Administrative units: Gloucestershire AncC       Monmouthshire AncC       Somerset AncC

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