CAE SUMMERHOUSE, SETTLEMENT
Map Reference SS87NE
Grid Reference SS86397798
Unitary (Local) Authority Bridgend
Old County Glamorgan
Community Merthyr Mawr
Type of Site SETTLEMENT
Broad Class Domestic
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