YSGYRYD FAWR, SUMMIT ENCLOSURE
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).
Makepeace, Archaeology in Wales 36 (1996), 66-8.
Within the enclosure, on the north, is a medieval chapel site (Nprn306440).
RCAHMW, February 2011