CWM-TWRCH MEDIEVAL PLATFORM SETTLEMENT

Site Details



NPRN
276091
Map Reference
SO15SE
Grid Reference
SO154545
Unitary (Local) Authority
Powys
Old County
Radnorshire
Community
Glascwm
Type of Site
DESERTED RURAL SETTLEMENT
Broad Class
Domestic
Period
Medieval

Site Description

Situated on an east-facing slope towards the head of a minor valley the Cwm Twrch medieval settlement comprises four house platforms, each measuring on average 18m x 6m, contained within a rectangular embanked enclosure measuring c.35m x 31m.

Royal Commission aerial reconnaissance on 15th Jan 2013 identified previously unrecorded plough-denuded remains of a second platform settlement on the opposite side of the valley, some 180m north-east of the settlement at SO 1563 5464. These low earthworks, identified under snow, include at least one house platform and a number of yard enclosures and field banks.

T. Driver, RCAHMW

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