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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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