PANT-Y-PYLLAU EARTHWORK

Site Details



NPRN
300355
Map Reference
SS98SW
Grid Reference
SS92728243
Unitary (Local) Authority
Bridgend
Old County
Glamorgan
Community
Coity Higher
Type of Site
ENCLOSURE
Broad Class
Defence
Period
Iron Age

Site Description

Dimensions: 87m (N-S) by 57m (0.4ha) on level enclosed land. The enclosure is defined on the W by an arcuate bank 7m wide and 1.3m high with an external ditch 7m wide and 1m deep, destroyed on the the N and SW. The bank has been cut through to a depth of 1m roughly mid way along it, revealing its lower structure to be slabs at right angles to the bank alignment.
The straight E side is defended by a scarp mutilated towards the N but on the SE falling into a vast ditch about 15m wide and 4.5m deep, probably a natural feature (limestone solution?).

DKL 5 September 1990

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