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Deserted Medieval Settlement

A Scheduled Monument in Eglwyscummin (Eglwys Gymyn), Carmarthenshire (Sir Gaerfyrddin)

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Latitude: 51.7669 / 51°46'0"N

Longitude: -4.5661 / 4°33'57"W

OS Eastings: 223030

OS Northings: 210695

OS Grid: SN230106

Mapcode National: GBR D3.ZXRT

Mapcode Global: VH2P8.SVZC

Entry Name: Deserted Medieval Settlement

Scheduled Date:

Source: Cadw

Source ID: 2814

Cadw Legacy ID: CM220

Schedule Class: Domestic

Category: Deserted Medieval Village

Period: Medieval

County: Carmarthenshire (Sir Gaerfyrddin)

Community: Eglwyscummin (Eglwys Gymyn)

Traditional County: Carmarthenshire


The monument comprises the remains of earthworks, platforms, building footings and hollow ways, representing a deserted village of probable medieval date. Surviving as low banks and ditches the remains are located in the area between St Margaret’s Church and Common Church Farm an cover an area of some 3.5 hectares.

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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