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Bryncynan, Mynydd Ty-talwyn

Primary Reference Number (PRN) : 00126m
Trust : Glamorgan Gwent
Community : Llangynwyd Middle
Unitary authority : Bridgend
NGR : SS86088681
Site Type (preferred type first) : Medieval Deserted rural settlement
Status : Scheduled Monument

Summary :
Complex of earthworks, 45m x 50m, interpreted by Fox as remains of a square building and longhouse (RCAHMW: details not visible). Main platform with wall-banks, subsidiary platforms to N, SE, SW, enclosing bank to W. RC report damage but condition good.

Description :
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DRS site consisting of earthworks representing house platforms and hollow ways. A hollow way not previously recorded was identified, entering the site from the north-east. This track can be followed in a north-easterly direction on the tithe map of 1839, eventually arriving at Bryncynan Farm. The metalled lane which runs past the site is deeply sunken, and may relate to a past system of hollow ways. The 1st edition (1876) and 2nd edition(1899) OS maps mark Stone (1st ed.) and Site of Standing Stone (2nd ed.) at c. SS86498689, in the southern part of the site. If there was such a stone, it presumably disappeared sometime between 1876 and 1899. The field to the north of the site, on the opposite side of the lane, had what appeared to be platforms - possibly an extension of the deserted settlement. (source 07)

Complex of earthworks, 45m x 50m, interpreted by Fox as remains of a square building and longhouse (RCAHMW: details not visible). Main platform with wall-banks, subsidiary platforms to N, SE, SW, enclosing bank to W. RC report damage but condition good. DRS Site Visit: 11/1/2001

GGAT 65 Deserted Rural Settlements in Glamorgan and Gwent (2001)

Sources :
Cadw , Application for Scheduled Monument Consent
Glamorgan Gwent Archaeological Trust , 1989 , Site Visit Record
01/MM Record Card/OS//1956/SS 88 NE 7/;
02/PM Desc Text//Fox C&A/1934/Antiquity/Vol.8 p.409-11;
05/MM Desc Text/Cadw/Whittle E/17.01.86 AM7/SS 88 NE/
03/PM Mention//RCHM//1982/Glam Inventory Vol.3 Pt.2 p.37;
04/MM Record Card/OS//1982/SS 88 NE 7/;
07/Pm desc text/GGAT 67 Tir Gofal/1999-2000/CCW Tir Gofal HE2 data/S15000442
06/Pm desc text/Locock M/2001/GGAT 65 Deserted Rural Settlements in Glamorgan and Gwent: a condition survey
08/Desc Text/Cadw/Full Management Report/2005/Copy in further information file

Events :
E003449 : Field survey for Deserted Rural settlement project. (year : 2000-2001)

Related PRNs : 15245

Compiled date : 01-02-1977


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