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Nant Morlais Hafod

A Scheduled Monument in Vaynor (Y Faenor), Merthyr Tydfil (Merthyr Tudful)

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Latitude: 51.7974 / 51°47'50"N

Longitude: -3.3499 / 3°20'59"W

OS Eastings: 307006

OS Northings: 211834

OS Grid: SO070118

Mapcode National: GBR YQ.XZNC

Mapcode Global: VH6CR.W2DY

Entry Name: Nant Morlais Hafod

Scheduled Date: 5 March 2001

Source: Cadw

Source ID: 1672

Cadw Legacy ID: BR279

Schedule Class: Domestic

Category: Enclosure

Period: Post Medieval/Modern

County: Merthyr Tydfil (Merthyr Tudful)

Community: Vaynor (Y Faenor)

Traditional County: Brecknockshire


The monument comprises the remains of a small farmstead, probably dating to the 17th or 18th century, including a single dwelling set within a drystone walled enclosure. The building survives today as low stone foundation walls measuring 7.7 x 4m and is divided into two rooms. Attached to the building are a number of pens or small enclosures. The monument is of national importance for its potential to enhance our knowledge of post medieval land use, settlement and economy. It is a well-preserved, relatively rare and little-understood example of upland settlement; and it retains great archaeological potential to enhance our knowledge of post medieval stock rearing practices in the upland zone, whether as permanent settlement, regular transhumance, or intermittent opportunistic expansion. The scheduled area comprises the remains described and areas around them within which related evidence may be expected to survive. It is rectangular with sides measuring 55m x 75m.

Source: Cadw

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