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Ogmore Stepping Stones

Primary Reference Number (PRN) : 00273m
Trust : Glamorgan Gwent
Community : St Bride's Major
Unitary authority : Vale of Glamorgan
NGR : SS88147698
Site Type (preferred type first) : Unknown Stepping stones
Status : Scheduled Monument

Summary :
The stones, 33 in number, are rectangular and cubic blocks with sides up to 1m in length. With a normal flow the river does not exceed 0.5m in depth.

Description :
The stones, 33 in number, are rectangular and cubic blocks with sides up to 1m in length. With a normal flow the river does not exceed 0.5m in depth.

The monument comprises 41 stepping stones, which provide pedestrian access across the plain of the River Ewenny. The stepping stones link Ogmore castle on the S bank to the flood plain between the rivers Ewenny and Ogmore to the N. The alignment has been deliberately located where the river is shallower and slower flowing. The N-S alignment of stones measures c.35m in length and is complete. The structure is medieval in date with later revisions. The monument is well preserved and a rare survival.

Sources :
Cadw , Cadw Scheduled Ancient Monument Record
Dunning, R and Howell, J , 2005 , Waterfronts in southeast Wales: Phase 2, Volume 2, gazetteer ( © GGAT)
, Archwilio App Submission
Williams, R , 2013 , Digital photograph (1); Ogmore Stepping Stones
01/MM Record Card/OS//1956/SS 87 NE 49/;
02/PM Desc Text//Turbervill E.P/1946/In Land of my Fathers/p.34;
03/MM Air Photo/West Air//1979/BM 1597/GGAT 261m;
05/MM Record Card/OS//1982/SS 87 NE 49/;
06/MM Desc Text/Cadw/Whittle E/1985//
04/PM Desc Text//RCHM//1983/Glam Invent Vol.3 Pt.2 p.353;
06/MM Desc Text/Ancient monuments and archaeological areas/CADW/Coward M/2008//

Events :
E001308 : Field visit Ogmore stepping stones (year : 2005)
E001377 : Waterfronts in Southeast Wales:phase 2 (year : 2005)

Related PRNs : 32814

Compiled date : 01-02-1977

Images :

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