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WYNDCLIFFE ROMAN SETTLEMENT
Primary Reference Number (PRN) : 00764g Trust : Glamorgan Gwent Community : St Arvans Unitary authority : Monmouthshire NGR : ST52829766 Site Type (preferred type first) : Roman Settlement Status : Scheduled Monument
Summary : Roman building or enclosure visible on aerial photos. A fragment of a stone rampart identified on the ground, with a stone finial found similar to that from Llantwit Major.
Description : Remains on ground reported as 'double walls...with a distance of about 5 ft between them, extend[ing] 70 yards' to where is disappeared in dense undergrowth'. At the bottom of the western slopes of the hill between an old limekiln and the path which leads through the Woods from St Arvans to the summit of the Wyndcliff is seen the unmistakable fragment of a stone rampart of different construction to those above; as this one is a single wall 7 or 8 yards wide.' APs show a possible rectilinear structure or enclosure. Finds include stone finial similar to that from Llantwit Major. (Nash Williams 1928, 266). More recently a series of metal detector finds have been made, including part of a bronze statue (Trett and Hudson 1993). Boon (1973, 44) surmised that this site was a temple, probably because of the location on a waterless hilltop. (Evans 2001)