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Cwm-Twrch Medieval Settlement

A Scheduled Monument in Glascwm (Glasgwm), Powys

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Latitude: 52.1826 / 52°10'57"N

Longitude: -3.238 / 3°14'16"W

OS Eastings: 315454

OS Northings: 254542

OS Grid: SO154545

Mapcode National: GBR YW.4PGK

Mapcode Global: VH69W.TDKN

Entry Name: Cwm-Twrch Medieval Settlement

Scheduled Date: 26 July 1999

Source: Cadw

Source ID: 1573

Cadw Legacy ID: RD165

Schedule Class: Domestic

Category: Deserted Rural Settlement

Period: Medieval

County: Powys

Community: Glascwm (Glasgwm)

Traditional County: Radnorshire


The monument consists of the remains of a deserted rural settlement, probably dating to the medieval or post-medieval period. Four or more earthern platforms with evidence of stone foundations and associated enclosures or small earth banked pens are located along the prevailing contours of the land rather than in the more usual manner of perpendicular with the slope. The platforms average 18 x 6m in size and are separated by earth banks standing up to 1m in height.

The monument is of national importance for its potential to enhance our knowledge of medieval or post-medieval settlement organisation. It retains significant archaeological potential, with a strong probability of the presence of associated archaeological features and deposits. A deserted rural settlement 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.

Source: Cadw

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