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Cogan Deserted Medieval Village

A Scheduled Monument in Penarth, Vale of Glamorgan (Bro Morgannwg)

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Latitude: 51.427 / 51°25'37"N

Longitude: -3.1955 / 3°11'43"W

OS Eastings: 316981

OS Northings: 170455

OS Grid: ST169704

Mapcode National: GBR HX.P8YB

Mapcode Global: VH6FL.KDJD

Entry Name: Cogan Deserted Medieval Village

Scheduled Date: 28 January 2000

Source: Cadw

Source ID: 1610

Cadw Legacy ID: GM535

Schedule Class: Domestic

Category: Deserted Medieval Village

Period: Medieval

County: Vale of Glamorgan (Bro Morgannwg)

Community: Penarth

Built-Up Area: Penarth

Traditional County: Glamorgan


The monument comprises the remains of earthworks, platforms and building footings, representing a deserted village, of probable medieval date. The buildings were set within crofts or gardens, lining both sides of a hollow way. The remains include at least three hut platforms and a possible well or village pond. A mill was situated to the south of the village with associated pond and leat. The village was present in the 12th century when the church of St Peter’s was founded. It flourished until the 15th century but subsequently suffered depopulation and only seven households recorded there in 1673. The monument is of national importance for its potential to enhance our knowledge of medieval settlement. The monument forms an important element within the wider 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. 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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