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CEFN HIRGOED PILLOW MOUNDS

Primary Reference Number (PRN) : 00361m
Trust : Glamorgan Gwent
Community : Coity Higher
Unitary authority : Bridgend
NGR : SS9160082836
Site Type (preferred type first) : Post-Medieval Pillow mound
Status : Scheduled Monument

Summary :
A group of 6 pillow mounds on the crest of Cefn Hirgoed. All the mounds are surrounded by weak ditches and all are grass covered. Originally a group of 11+ associated with rabbit farming at the medieval moated site to the south and/or Coity Castle.

Description :
There is a group of 6 Pillow mounds on the crest of Cefn Hirgoed. All the mounds are surrounded by weak ditches and all are grass covered. Three mounds scheduled as medieval or post-medieval rabbit farming associated with the medieval moated site to the south (PRN 363m) and/or Coity Castle (PRN 370m). A group of 11 or more such pillow mounds lay on the common at Cefn Hirgoed before construction of the adjacent M4 motorway cutting, recorded by RCAHMW, with 4 excavated by GGAT. The scheduled area comprises 3 oval areas surrounded 2 mounds which are unexcavated, and a mound consisting of 2 warrens on the motorway cutting which were partially excavated.

Sources :
02/PM Desc Text/Fox C/1934/Bull Board Celtic Stud/7 pp222-3
01/MM Record Card/OS/1967/SS 98 SW 1
08/PM Desc Text/Vyner B/1982/Bull Board Celtic Stud/29 pp850,858
06/MM Record Card/OS/1981/SS 98 SW 1
03/AP Oblique/West Air/1977/24081-2
04/MM Photo/GGAT/Lewis W/1979-80
05/PM Desc Text/GGAT/1978/Morgannwg/22 pp92-3
09/PM Desc Text/RCHM/1982/Glam Invent/Vol.3 Pt.2 p.338
07/PM Mention/Vyner B/80/Bull Board Celtic Stud/Map p.159
10/PM Desc Text/GGAT/1976-7/Annual Report/p27

Events :
E000175 : CEFN HIRGOED PILLOW MOUNDS, PARTIAL EXCAVATION, 1977-8 (year : 1977-8)

Related PRNs : 24458

Compiled date : 01-02-1977


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