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Foel Fynddau 2

Primary Reference Number (PRN) : 00663w
Trust : Glamorgan Gwent
Community : Pelenna
NGR : SS78359436
Site Type (preferred type first) : Medieval Platform
Legal Protection : scheduled ancient monument

Summary :
Pair of platforms on east bank of stream, wellformed rectangular platforms, 8m x 4m and 6m x 3m.

Description :
Pair of platforms on east bank of stream, wellformed rectangular platforms, 8m x 4m and 6m x 3m. DRS Site Visit: 1999. GGAT 65 Deserted Rural Settlements in Glamorgan and Gwent (2001).

The site includes two house platforms and, a short distance from these, a sunken shelter or storage clamp.The platforms lie at 90 degrees to the prevailing slope, measuring 10 x 6m and 9 x 5m, with well-defined hoods and aprons (information partly from Cadw AM 107 report). There are no structural remains.A short distance to the north-east is a small sunken feature, obscured by dead bracken, measuring about 2 m x 3 m. The Cadw AM 107 report recorded an entrance in its western side facing towards the platform house 00662W. Interpretation of its function is by no means clear; it was possibly a vegetable storage clamp, or some sort of animal shelter, presumably associated with the settlement nearby. GGAT 67 Tir Gofal HE2 (1999-2000).

Sources :
Pm desc text/Locock M/2001/GGAT 65 Deserted Rural Settlements in Glamorgan and Gwent: a condition survey
Pm desc text/GGAT 67 Tir Gofal HE2 data/1999-2000/S14003149
03/Desc Text/Cadw/ Full Management Report/2006/ Copy in further information file
Desc Text/Cadw/Full Management Report/2007/Copy in further information file.

Events :
E003456 : site visit to Foel Fynyddau (year : 1999-2000)

Related PRNs : 662w, 664w, 665w


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