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CAE SUMMERHOUSE, SETTLEMENT

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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 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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