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

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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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