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CWM-TWRCH MEDIEVAL PLATFORM SETTLEMENT
- Map Reference
- Grid Reference
- Unitary (Local) Authority
- Old County
- Type of Site
- DESERTED RURAL SETTLEMENT
- Broad Class
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