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Blaenrhondda settlement

A Scheduled Monument in Treherbert, Rhondda, Cynon, Taff (Rhondda Cynon Taf)

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Latitude: 51.7052 / 51°42'18"N

Longitude: -3.5599 / 3°33'35"W

OS Eastings: 292305

OS Northings: 201874

OS Grid: SN923018

Mapcode National: GBR HF.3M8R

Mapcode Global: VH5GL.7DWM

Entry Name: Blaenrhondda settlement

Scheduled Date: 7 December 1936

Source: Cadw

Source ID: 2867

Cadw Legacy ID: GM101

Schedule Class: Domestic

Category: Hut circle settlement

Period: Prehistoric

County: Rhondda, Cynon, Taff (Rhondda Cynon Taf)

Community: Treherbert

Built-Up Area: Treherbert

Traditional County: Glamorgan


The monument comprises the remains of a hut circle settlement dating to the prehistoric period. This well preserved settlement is situated on a gently sloping south-facing terrace at the head of the Rhondda Valley. It comprises a number of small sub-rectangular and sub-circular huts and platforms with associated larger irregular stock enclosures.

The monument is of national importance for its potential to enhance our knowledge of later prehistoric land use, settlement and economy. It is a well preserved, relatively rare and little understood exaple of upland settlement and retains great archaeological potential to enhance our knowledge of post medieval stock rearing practices in the upland zone, whether as permanent settlement, regular transhumance, or intermittent opportunistic expansion.

The scheduled area comprises the remains described and areas around them within which related evidence may be expected to survive.

Source: Cadw

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