From The Mirror of Literature, Amusement, and Instruction Vol.
14, Issue 380, July 11, 1829
(For the Mirror.)
There formerly stood about three miles from Carmarthen,
at a place called New Church, a stone about eight feet long
and two broad. The only distinguishable words upon it were 'Severus
filius Severi.' The remainder of the inscription, by
dilapidation and time, was defaced. It is supposed that
there had been a battle fought here, and that Severus fell.
About a quarter of a mile from this was another with the
name of some other individual. The above stone was removed
by the owner of the land on which it stood, and is now used
instead of a gate-post by him. I should imagine it was the
son of Severus the Roman, who founded the great wall and
ditch called after him, Severus' Wall and Ditch, and as
there was a Roman road from St. David's, in Wales, to
Southampton, it is not improbable that the Romans should
come from thence to Carmarthen. W.H.