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Latitude: 51.4137 / 51°24'49"N
Longitude: -3.5448 / 3°32'41"W
OS Eastings: 292662
OS Northings: 169430
OS Grid: SS926694
Mapcode National: GBR HF.Q536
Mapcode Global: VH5HY.HQVM
Entry Name: Area of Shrunken Medieval Village
Scheduled Date: 8 January 1976
Source ID: 2908
Cadw Legacy ID: GM375
Schedule Class: Domestic
Category: Shrunken Medieval Village
County: Vale of Glamorgan (Bro Morgannwg)
Community: St. Donats (Sain Dunwyd)
Traditional County: Glamorgan
The monument consists of a shrunken village dating to the medieval period. This is a settlement where previous house sites are now unoccupied, but visible as earthworks, crop or soil marks. An extensive area of earthworks to the north-east of the present village of Marcross is bisected by the road from Marcross to Llantwit-Major. The well defined earthworks mark the site of a number of houses, house platforms and their associated gardens and trackways.
The monument is of national importance for its potential to enhance our knowledge of medieval settlement organisation. It retains significant archaeological potential, with a strong probability of the presence of associated archaeological features and deposits.
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