CAE SUMMERHOUSE, SETTLEMENT

Site Details



NPRN
301305
Map Reference
SS87NE
Grid Reference
SS86397798
Unitary (Local) Authority
Bridgend
Old County
Glamorgan
Community
Merthyr Mawr
Type of Site
SETTLEMENT
Broad Class
Domestic
Period
Iron Age;Roman

Site Description


Cae Summerhouse is a subrectangular enclosure, about 56m east-west by 50m, defined by traces of a bank & ditch, with a semi-concentric outer circuit, about 15-20m distant on the north, west & east.

Excavations, in 1966-7 & 1973, demonstrated that occupation opened in the Iron Age, continuing into the Romano-British period, with several possible granaries & corn-drying kilns.

Sources: Davies 1966 (AW 6), 7;
1967 (AW 7), 7;
1973 (Morgannwg 17), 53-7;
Arnold & Davies 2000 'Roman & e.Med. Wales', fig 7.2e.

RCAHMW AP955145/41; 955150/67; 955170/48; 965083/54-5; 965111/56

J.Wiles 04.12.02

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