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Latitude: 51.7261 / 51°43'34"N
Longitude: -3.8921 / 3°53'31"W
OS Eastings: 269412
OS Northings: 204739
OS Grid: SN694047
Mapcode National: GBR GZ.K7JF
Mapcode Global: VH4JR.HW84
Entry Name: Cae Castell (Rhyndwyclydach Medieval Earthwork)
Scheduled Date: 16 October 1991
Source ID: 3586
Cadw Legacy ID: GM439
Schedule Class: Monument
Category: Earthwork (unclassified)
County: Swansea (Abertawe)
Traditional County: Glamorgan
The monument consists of the remains of an earthwork probably dating to the medieval period. Square in plan, it measures approx. 18 x 21m and is situated 183m above OD on the western edge of a deep ravine. Interestingly, it lies within a field recorded on early tithe maps as 'Cae castell' - castle field. The west, south and north sides are enclosed by a broad shallow ditch with bank. The east side is defined by the edge of the ravine.
The monument is of national importance for its potential to enhance our knowledge of defensive, agricultural or settlement organisation. It retains significant archaeological potential, with a strong probability of the presence of associated archaeological features and deposits.
The scheduled area comprises the remains described and areas around them within which related evidence may be expected to survive.
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