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Deserted Medieval Village North East of Rock Farm

A Scheduled Monument in St. Athan (Sain Tathan), Vale of Glamorgan (Bro Morgannwg)

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Coordinates

Latitude: 51.4039 / 51°24'14"N

Longitude: -3.4093 / 3°24'33"W

OS Eastings: 302069

OS Northings: 168154

OS Grid: ST020681

Mapcode National: GBR HM.QWNR

Mapcode Global: VH6FG.VZJ4

Entry Name: Deserted Medieval Village North East of Rock Farm

Scheduled Date: 27 June 1967

Source: Cadw

Source ID: 3691

Cadw Legacy ID: GM307

Schedule Class: Domestic

Category: Deserted Medieval Village

Period: Medieval

County: Vale of Glamorgan (Bro Morgannwg)

Community: St. Athan (Sain Tathan)

Traditional County: Glamorgan

Description

The monument comprises the remains of earthworks, platforms and building footings, representing a deserted village, of probable medieval date. A trackway c. 6m wide runs east-west across the site, with at least 5 house platforms situated close to the trackway.

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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