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Fleminston Deserted Village

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

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Latitude: 51.4188 / 51°25'7"N

Longitude: -3.4028 / 3°24'10"W

OS Eastings: 302549

OS Northings: 169794

OS Grid: ST025697

Mapcode National: GBR HM.PYLJ

Mapcode Global: VH6FG.YLYR

Entry Name: Fleminston Deserted Village

Scheduled Date:

Source: Cadw

Source ID: 3692

Cadw Legacy ID: GM300

Schedule Class: Domestic

Category: Deserted Medieval Village

Period: Medieval

County: Vale of Glamorgan (Bro Morgannwg)

Community: St. Athan (Sain Tathan)

Traditional County: Glamorgan


The monument comprises the remains of a medieval deserted village. Situated on the south slope of the Thaw Valley. Earthworks, platforms and building footings are visible. A depression measuring c. 40m by 35m at the foot of the slope is likely to be a former pond and has the remains of an earth dam on the north with an outflow channel on the north-east. Traces of a hollow way run up and across the slope to the well defined earthworks of a group of small crofts and fields encompassing the sites of a least four former buildings platforms or huts.

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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