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Llanbedr Hill Platform House

A Scheduled Monument in Painscastle (Castell-paen), Powys

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Coordinates

Latitude: 52.1235 / 52°7'24"N

Longitude: -3.2584 / 3°15'30"W

OS Eastings: 313941

OS Northings: 247990

OS Grid: SO139479

Mapcode National: GBR YV.8BF1

Mapcode Global: VH6B2.GWRH

Entry Name: Llanbedr Hill Platform House

Scheduled Date: 1 June 2000

Source: Cadw

Source ID: 1625

Cadw Legacy ID: RD181

Schedule Class: Domestic

Category: Platform house

Period: Post Medieval/Modern

County: Powys

Community: Painscastle (Castell-paen)

Traditional County: Radnorshire

Description

The monument consists of a platform house, a levelled area of ground on which a house is built. The remains include a stone walled building measuring 11m x 5m set on an earth platform built into a SSW facing slope at the edge of the Llanbedr Hill common. The house lies within the boundaries of a large earth banked enclosure.

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.

Source: Cadw

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