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NANT HERBERT

Primary Reference Number (PRN) : 00926w
Trust : Glamorgan Gwent
Community : Glyncorrwg
NGR : SS820940
Site Type (preferred type first) : Iron Age Enclosure
Legal Protection : scheduled ancient monument

Summary :
Small circular enclosure at 270m above OD, about 24m in diameter and surrounded by single bank and shallow ditch. More defined on the upper side (south) where the ditch is 2m wide and the bank 2.5-3 m wide and 0.5m high. Crossed E/W by modern wall.

Description :
NANT HERBERT is a small circular hill slope enclosure in Mynydd Pen-hydd, about 4km NW of Maesteg. It stands at 270m above OD on ground falling gently to the N. The enclosure is about 24m in diameter, covering an area about 0.05ha. It is surrounded by single bank and a shallow ditch, more pronounced on the upper side (south) where the ditch is well defined (2m wide) and the bank is 2.5-3 m wide and 0.5m high. Crossed by a modern stone wall from W to E, the north part is nearly destroyed by forestry operations.
The ditch has more depth on the W and SW where the external height is nearly 1 metre. On the north half, bank and ditch are only traceable as a scarp 0.6m high, and completely lacking on the NE. There is no sign of interior structures. The site is overgrown and according to RCAHMW (1963), it should be regarded as a ring-cairn (RCAHMW 1963 ; CADW 1986-2006).

This was rejected as the result of the field visit carried out as part of GGAT 72 Prehistoric Funerary and Ritual Sites Survey. An interpretation as a medieval ringwork is also possible. (Wiggins and Evans 2005)


Sources :
Wiggins, H and Evans, E , 2005 , Prehistoric defended enclosures in Glamorgan with recommendations for fieldwork
Forest Enterprise Welsh Heritage Assets Project Phase III
04/PM List/Lillie MC/1991/Bronze Age Gwent (University of Nottingham dissertation) p75
03/PM Desc Text/1948-9/Arch Bulletin/p68
02/PM Desc Text/Savory/HN/1951/BBCS/14 pt2 p169
01/MM Record Card/OS/1957/ST 28 SW 1
RCAHMW 1963 (31.05), Visit Text in CADW 1986
CADW, 1986, Scheduled Welsh Historic Monuments, visit text (sam GM244, last visited in 2006)

Events :
E001455 : Prehistoric defended enclosures in Glamorgan (year : 2005)

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