CEFN MAN MOEL CROSS RIDGE DYKE

Site Details



NPRN
407565
Map Reference
SO10NE
Grid Reference
SO17020564
Unitary (Local) Authority
Caerphilly
Old County
Monmouthshire
Community
Argoed
Type of Site
LINEAR EARTHWORK
Broad Class
Defence
Period
Unknown

Site Description

The Ridge Dyke which runs across the Cefn Man Moel ridge comprises an earthen bank measuring approximately 270m in length by about 5m in thickness and up to 0.7m in height. The associated ditch, situated to the north-west of the bank, measures about 2.5m in width and about 0.6m in depth. It is not always evident why cross ridge dykes were built, but the monument has been variously interpreted as a boundary defining political influence or a boundary marking land allotment within communities.
Source: Cadw scheduling description of March 2008
RCAHMW 14.03.2008

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