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Latitude: 51.8875 / 51°53'15"N
Longitude: -3.0743 / 3°4'27"W
OS Eastings: 326158
OS Northings: 221541
OS Grid: SO261215
Mapcode National: GBR F3.R81H
Mapcode Global: VH78S.NTLD
Entry Name: Cwm Beusych Deserted Rural Settlement
Scheduled Date: 30 June 2004
Source ID: 3953
Cadw Legacy ID: BR298
Schedule Class: Domestic
Category: Platform house
Community: The Vale of Grwyney (Cwm Grwyne)
Traditional County: Brecknockshire
The monument consists of a well preserved deserted upland settlement of probable medieval date and possibly associated with the summer grazing grounds on the ridges of the black mountains. The site comprises six rectangular house platforms cut into the sheltered, south-west facing shelf of Partrishow Hill, together with an embanked dam and associated pond.
The monument is of national importance for its potential to enhance our knowledge of settlement organisation. It retains significant archaeological potential, with a strong probability of the presence of associated archaeological features and deposits. The structure itself may be expected to contain archaeological information concerning chronology and building techniques. a platform house may be part of a larger cluster of monuments 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. It is in seven rectangles, each containing their corresponding platforms and measuring, respectively, 13m by 7m (A), 14m by 8m (B), 14m by 8m (C) 19m by 9m (D), 14m by 7m (E), and 14m by 8m (F); area G is a rectangle, measuring some 15m by 10m, aligned on and containing the pond and dam.
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