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CROSS OAK HILLFORT

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NPRN 142947

Map Reference SO12SW

Grid Reference SO11032353

Unitary (Local) Authority Powys

Old County Brecknockshire

Community Talybont-on-usk

Type of Site CROPMARK

Broad Class UNASSIGNED

Period Iron Age

Site Description NAR SO12SW25

1. Cropmarks of a substantially plough-levelled circular defended enclosure or fort set on a bluff of a former river promontory above the valley floor, now skirted by the line of the Brecknock and Abergavenny Canal. The fort is circular, approx. 120m diameter although flattened on the north-east side where it abuts the escarpment edge of the promontory. Cropmarks show a substantial inner rampart broken by clear gateways on the north-west and south-east sides, with a broad single outer ditch. The site was incorrectly rejected by OS; features noted being thought to represent old field banks.

Source: Royal Commission aerial photography.

Record revised and updated; T. Driver, RCAHMW, October 2018.

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