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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).

J.Wiles 06.12.02

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