DUNRAVEN HILLFORT

Site Details



NPRN
300161
Map Reference
SS87SE
Grid Reference
SS88707271
Unitary (Local) Authority
The Vale of Glamorgan
Old County
Glamorgan
Community
St Brides Major (The Vale of Glamorgan)
Type of Site
HILLFORT
Broad Class
Defence
Period
Iron Age

Site Description


An irregular headland, c.400m E-W by 100-300m, rising 60m above the sea, is isolated by a steep-sided cwm on the NE; double banks and ditches define the landward side, obscured by Dunraven castle (Nprn18581) on the SE and curving to meet the cliff-line on the NW, where there is an additional bank.
There are at least 21 possible roundhouse sites, c.6.0m in diameter, within.

(source Os495card; SS87SE3)

Site re-used and adapted for:
Rabbit warren/s (Nprn24502-3)
Park/gardens (Nprn265800).

RCAHMW AP955056/48; 955058/62-9

J.Wiles 06.12.02

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