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Mynydd Ty Talwyn Ancient Farms

A Scheduled Monument in Margam, Neath Port Talbot (Castell-nedd Port Talbot)

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Latitude: 51.5628 / 51°33'46"N

Longitude: -3.651 / 3°39'3"W

OS Eastings: 285652

OS Northings: 186171

OS Grid: SS856861

Mapcode National: GBR H9.DND0

Mapcode Global: VH5H3.NZQB

Entry Name: Mynydd Ty Talwyn Ancient Farms

Scheduled Date:

Source: Cadw

Source ID: 3361

Cadw Legacy ID: GM092

Schedule Class: Domestic

Category: House platform

Period: Medieval

County: Neath Port Talbot (Castell-nedd Port Talbot)

Community: Margam

Traditional County: Glamorgan


The monument consists of a platform house probably dating to the medieval period. A platform house is a levelled area of ground upon which a house is built. Mynydd Ty Talwyn is situated on the north facing slope of the hill and comprises a a low bank and ditch approximately 0.10m high and deep.

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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