BURRY HOLMS PROMONTORY FORT

Site Details



NPRN
301302
Map Reference
SS39SE
Grid Reference
SS39889258
Unitary (Local) Authority
Swansea
Old County
Glamorgan
Community
Llangennith
Type of Site
PROMONTORY FORT
Broad Class
Defence
Period
Iron Age;Roman

Site Description


A bank and ditch, about 100m in length with a simple causewayed entrance, cuts off the higher, western part of Burry Holmes island, effecting an enclosure, about 112m east-west by 60-100m. Romano-British pottery was found in excavating the ditch in 1965 and a roundhouse, 5.6m in diameter, dated by a sherd of 2nd century Samian was excavated at the western of the island, 2000-2001: the defended enclosure can be linked with underlying traces of occupation found when excavating the monastic site in the east of the island (see Nprn94719).

Sources: OS 495 card; SS39SE3;
Walker 2000 (AW 40), 88-9;
2001 (Morgannwg 45), 81.

RCAHMW AP945091/55

J.Wiles 30.05.2002

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