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DANISH CAMP (Cwm Philip West), MARGAM
Primary Reference Number (PRN) : 00774w Trust : Glamorgan Gwent Community : Margam Unitary authority : Neath Port Talbot NGR : SS82078706 Site Type (preferred type first) : Iron Age Earthwork Status : Scheduled Monument
Summary : The structure seems to have been a simple oval enclosure, about 42m long from N to S and about 33m wide. The W side is largely destroyed. The enclosure is defined by a single bank, best preserved on the E and an outer ditch. The entrance is not defined.
Description : The site is in a forestry plantation (although the enclosure itself is not planted), at 220m above O.D. on ground falling to the W, in an area above 0.1 ha, just outside to the NE boundary wall of Margam Deer Park. The structure appears to have consisted of a simple oval enclosure, about 42m long from N to S and about 33m wide. The W side is largely destroyed. The enclosure is defined by a single bank, best preserved on the E (3.5m wide; 0.7m high) and an outer ditch. The entrance has not been defined (RCAHM 1976 in CADW 2006).
Cwm Philip West. The site lies at 220m above OD on ground falling to the W, just outside the NE boundary wall of Margam Deer-park. The structure appears to have consisted of a simple oval enclosure, about 42m long from N to S by 33m wide though the W side is largely destroyed; the area is about 0.1ha. It is defined by a single bank, best preserved on the E where it is 3.5m wide and 0.7m high an apparent external ditch probably being merely where material has been scooped out to form the bank. The position of the entrance is uncertain. The annexe shown on the S on the 6in OS map is non-existent and is probably due to misinterpretation of the scarp of a hollow way that descends the slope some yards SE of the enclosure. The site is now in a forestry plantation though the enclosure itself is not planted. [in 1976]. (cf also PRN 00776w and PRN 00758w). (Wiggins and Evans 2005)
Wiggins, H and Evans, E , 2005 , Prehistoric defended enclosures in Glamorgan with recommendations for fieldwork
Forest Enterprise Welsh Heritage Assets Project Phase III
02/Desc Text/Cadw/ Full Management Report/2006/ Copy in further information file
RCAHM, 1976, An Inventory of the Ancient Monuments in Glamorgan, I, ii, P.33 (655)
CADW, 1991 : Welsh Historic Monuments (GM56)
CADW, 2006, Scheduled Ancient Monument Record, ref. 14/1597/GM056(NEP)
Events : E001455 : Prehistoric defended enclosures in Glamorgan (year : 2005) E002643 : Wind Farm, Mynydd Margam, Port Talbot (year : 2001)