DAN-Y-GRAIG ROMAN VILLA
Map Reference SS87NW
Grid Reference SS84017802
Unitary (Local) Authority Bridgend
Old County Glamorgan
Type of Site VILLA
Broad Class Domestic
Site Description Remains of a Roman villa, probably dating from the third and fourth centuries AD and indicated by the excavation of an agricultural outbuilding with T-shaped kiln. The presence of further building activity and archaeological deposits has been indicated by geophysical survey - the interpretation of this survey has identified the likely remains of a villa complex. The monument is situated in improved pasture and comprises buried archaeological deposits.
Source: Cadw scheduling description. F.Foster/RCAHMW 13.07.2005
In 1850, during improvements to the grounds of the house, pieces of opus signinum flooring were found, together with fragments of painted wall plaster, nails in a length of board, an iron key and a ‘coin of a Roman empress’.
RCAHMW., 1976. An Inventory of the Ancient Monuments in Glamorgan, Volume I: Pre-Norman, Part II, The Iron Age and Roman Occupation. Cardiff: HMSO.
Lorna Leadbetter-Jones 2013