YSGYRYD FAWR, SUMMIT ENCLOSURE

Site Details



NPRN
400378
Map Reference
SO31NW
Grid Reference
SO33111827
Unitary (Local) Authority
Monmouthshire
Old County
Monmouthshire
Community
Llantilio Pertholey
Type of Site
DEFENDED ENCLOSURE
Broad Class
Defence
Period
Iron Age

Site Description


On the summit of Skirrid fawr is an elongated enclosure measuring roughly 320m north-south by 100m, tapering to a point on the south, and apparently defined by a continuous bank/scarp. It occupies the summit of an isolated, mountainous ridge (Nprn605).
Source:
Makepeace, Archaeology in Wales 36 (1996), 66-8.

Within the enclosure, on the north, is a medieval chapel site (Nprn306440).

RCAHMW, February 2011

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