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A Scheduled Monument in Cynwyl Elfed, Carmarthenshire (Sir Gaerfyrddin)

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Latitude: 51.9739 / 51°58'26"N

Longitude: -4.3637 / 4°21'49"W

OS Eastings: 237740

OS Northings: 233243

OS Grid: SN377332

Mapcode National: GBR DD.KS97

Mapcode Global: VH3KW.9NY5

Entry Name: Clawdd-Mawr

Scheduled Date: 5 July 1951

Source: Cadw

Source ID: 2123

Cadw Legacy ID: CM110

Schedule Class: Monument

Category: Linear earthwork

Period: Early Medieval

County: Carmarthenshire (Sir Gaerfyrddin)

Community: Cynwyl Elfed

Traditional County: Carmarthenshire


Linear earthwork consisting of a well preserved bank and a ditch on the E (downhill) side. The earthwork runs form just N of the farmhouse, roughly N/S through four fields along the E margin of these fields, whence the ground falls sharply toward the road. The hedges of the fields are outside the ditch, and the earthwork is generally very well preserved. Its N end is at a boggy area. On its S end, it appears to have a ditch both on the W and E side. For details of the measurements, see sketches, but generally, the bank is 1-1.8m high on the uphill side, 2-4m high from the bottom of the E ditch which is itself up to 1.6m deep. The earthwork is c. 16m across. It has various cuts through, erosion scars etc, as the fields around it are used for cattle pasture. The earthwork has never been ploughed.

Source: Cadw

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