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Highlight Medieval House Site

A Scheduled Monument in Barry (Y Barri), Vale of Glamorgan (Bro Morgannwg)

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Latitude: 51.4197 / 51°25'10"N

Longitude: -3.2951 / 3°17'42"W

OS Eastings: 310038

OS Northings: 169761

OS Grid: ST100697

Mapcode National: GBR HS.PV59

Mapcode Global: VH6FJ.TLV0

Entry Name: Highlight Medieval House Site

Scheduled Date: 20 May 1964

Source: Cadw

Source ID: 3370

Cadw Legacy ID: GM301

Schedule Class: Domestic

Category: House (domestic)

Period: Medieval

County: Vale of Glamorgan (Bro Morgannwg)

Community: Barry (Y Barri)

Built-Up Area: Barry

Traditional County: Glamorgan


The monument consists of the remains of a settlement dating to the medieval period. A succession of hall-type houses and ancilliary buildings were constructed on a large, rectangular plateau measuring 27m by 22m. Excavation has found that the main house construction commenced in the 12th century, ending in the 15th century. During this period an early hall measuring 13.7m by 6.1m was later replaced by a smaller, stone built building.

The monument is of national importance for its potential to enhance our knowledge of settlement and domestic activity. 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 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.

Source: Cadw

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