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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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