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Latitude: 52.4034 / 52°24'12"N
Longitude: -3.2971 / 3°17'49"W
OS Eastings: 311853
OS Northings: 279167
OS Grid: SO118791
Mapcode National: GBR 9T.PLX2
Mapcode Global: VH68P.SVTF
Entry Name: Fron Top Deserted Rural Settlement
Scheduled Date: 10 November 1999
Source ID: 1612
Cadw Legacy ID: RD173
Schedule Class: Domestic
Category: Platform house
Period: Post Medieval/Modern
Traditional County: Radnorshire
The monument consists of a platform house, a levelled area of ground on which a house is built. The house at Fron Top is set on an earth platform with a number of associated enclosures or pens. The dwelling is rectangular in shape and had two opposed entrances and the interior was divided into two interconnected rooms of equal size. There is a well preserved area of ridge and furrow nearby.
The monument is of national importance for its potential to enhance our knowledge of settlement organisation. It retains significant archaeological potential, with a strong probability of the presence of associated archaeological features and deposits. The structure itself may be expected to contain archaeological information concerning chronology and building techniques. a platform house 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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