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Primary Reference Number (PRN) : 01672m Trust : Glamorgan Gwent Community : Rudry Unitary authority : Caerphilly NGR : ST223867 Site Type (preferred type first) : Iron Age Hillfort Status : Scheduled Monument
Summary : A previously unrecorded hillfort measures about 300m internally, SW-NE about 36m across. Within the hill- fort at the highest point of the ridge is a motte.
Description : A previously unrecorded hillfort measures about 300m internally, SW-NE about 36m across. Within the hill- fort at the highest point of the ridge is a motte.
A hillfort set along the top of a long ridge, with a steep scarp to the south, and multivallate defences on the north slope and at either end. A motte stands 6m high and 12m in diameter at the highest point on the ridge. Further features relate to the re-use of the site as a summerhouse in the eighteenth century. The scheduled area extends along the ridge for roughly 350m and is up to 120m wide, taking in the ringwork of the hillfort. (Wiggins and Evans 2005)
Wiggins, H and Evans, E , 2005 , Prehistoric defended enclosures in Glamorgan with recommendations for fieldwork
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