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Dyke 387m east of Clawdd Trawscae Farm

A Scheduled Monument in Bedlinog, Merthyr Tydfil (Merthyr Tudful)

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Latitude: 51.6944 / 51°41'39"N

Longitude: -3.278 / 3°16'40"W

OS Eastings: 311765

OS Northings: 200288

OS Grid: SO117002

Mapcode National: GBR HT.4D5W

Mapcode Global: VH6D6.4NFY

Entry Name: Dyke 387m E of Clawdd Trawscae Farm

Scheduled Date:

Source: Cadw

Source ID: 2888

Cadw Legacy ID: GM261

Schedule Class: Defence

Category: Ditch

Period: Early Medieval

County: Merthyr Tydfil (Merthyr Tudful)

Community: Bedlinog

Traditional County: Glamorgan


The monument consists of the remains of a dyke, a defensive boundary or earthwork, dating to the medieval period.

The bank and ditch run south-west-north-east along the top of the ridge. The ditch, on the north-west side, is small, c. 1m wide. The bank is 2m wide and 0.5m high. There is a 2m gap, made by a trackway, in the middle.

The monument is of national importance for its potential to enhance our knowledge of 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.

Source: Cadw

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