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Cefn Wylfre Deserted Rural Settlement

A Scheduled Monument in Aberedw, Powys

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Latitude: 52.1487 / 52°8'55"N

Longitude: -3.2648 / 3°15'53"W

OS Eastings: 313556

OS Northings: 250800

OS Grid: SO135508

Mapcode National: GBR YV.6W91

Mapcode Global: VH6B2.C8D4

Entry Name: Cefn Wylfre Deserted Rural Settlement

Scheduled Date: 1 June 2000

Source: Cadw

Source ID: 1651

Cadw Legacy ID: RD186

Schedule Class: Domestic

Category: House platform

Period: Medieval

County: Powys

Community: Aberedw

Traditional County: Radnorshire


The monument comprises the remains of three circular/rectangular earthen building platform, which probably date to the Medieval period and are set close together in a line on the south-west facing slope of Cefn Wylfre. A low foundation wall is still visible on one of the platforms. They are all of similar form and may have been in contemporary.

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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