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Latitude: 51.7032 / 51°42'11"N
Longitude: -3.2877 / 3°17'15"W
OS Eastings: 311111
OS Northings: 201284
OS Grid: SO111012
Mapcode National: GBR HS.3XC1
Mapcode Global: VH6D5.YGS4
Entry Name: Dyke 315m E of Tyla-Glas
Scheduled Date: 3 February 1959
Source ID: 2887
Cadw Legacy ID: GM260
Schedule Class: Defence
County: Merthyr Tydfil (Merthyr Tudful)
Traditional County: Glamorgan
The monument consists of the remains of a dyke, a defensive boundary or earthwork, dating to the later prehistoric/medieval period.
The bank and ditch are clearly defined, running east-west across the ridge top. The ditch is 3m wide, 1.5m deep at the east end and not as deep towards the west end. The bank is 0.5-0.75m high, with a 4m wide gap in the middle and a 3m gap incorporating a trackway at its west end.
The monument is of national importance for its potential to enhance our knowledge of later prehistoric/medieval defensive organisation and settlement. It retains significant archaeological potential, with a strong probability of the presence of associated archaeological features and deposits. A dyke 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.
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