MELIN COURT BROOK, MARCHING CAMP; CARN CACA, MARCHING CAMP

Site Details



NPRN
304777
Map Reference
SN80SW
Grid Reference
SN83680003
Unitary (Local) Authority
Neath, Port Talbot
Old County
Glamorgan
Community
Clyne and Melincourt
Type of Site
MARCHING CAMP
Broad Class
Defence
Period
Roman

Site Description


The Melin Court Brook Roman marching camp is set in a rectangular area about 220m north-west to south-east by 200m and is defined by traces of bank and ditch with no definite entrances; the highest ground within the camp is on the south and south-east, suggesting that the camp faced north-east, towards the Neath Valley. The eastern angle is immediately adjacent to a presumed late prehistoric enclosure (Nprn301306), compare with similar situation at Blaen Cwm Bach marching camp (Nprn301344), about 3.7km WSW.

Source: RCAHMW AP945102/43-5

J.Wiles 10.04.02

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