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Caer Fawr Medieval Settlement

A Scheduled Monument in Llanelwedd, Powys

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Latitude: 52.1679 / 52°10'4"N

Longitude: -3.3816 / 3°22'53"W

OS Eastings: 305605

OS Northings: 253083

OS Grid: SO056530

Mapcode National: GBR YP.5HV7

Mapcode Global: VH69T.BRNY

Entry Name: Caer Fawr Medieval Settlement

Scheduled Date: 8 April 1999

Source: Cadw

Source ID: 1572

Cadw Legacy ID: RD164

Schedule Class: Domestic

Category: House platform

Period: Medieval

County: Powys

Community: Llanelwedd

Built-Up Area: Builth Wells

Traditional County: Radnorshire


The monument comprises the remains of four rectangular earthen building platforms, which probably date to the Medieval period and are located on a relatively steep south facing slope within the shelter of a small valley. The platforms measure between 14 and 21m in length and 8 to 12m in width. One of the platforms retains the stone footings of a rectangular hut measuring 11.2m x 6.6m.

The monument is of national importance for its potential to enhance our knowledge of prehistoric/medieval settlement. The monument forms an important element within the wider prehistoric/medieval context and the scheduled area may be expected to contain a wide range of archaeological information, including chronological detail and evidence in regard to construction techniques and agricultural methods. House platforms may be part of a larger cluster of settlement and their importance can further enhanced by their group value.

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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