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Latitude: 51.4808 / 51°28'50"N
Longitude: -3.6122 / 3°36'43"W
OS Eastings: 288143
OS Northings: 176989
OS Grid: SS881769
Mapcode National: GBR HC.KS4T
Mapcode Global: VH5HQ.B1RN
Entry Name: Ogmore Stepping Stones
Source ID: 2875
Cadw Legacy ID: GM184
Schedule Class: Transport
Category: Stepping stones
County: Vale of Glamorgan (Bro Morgannwg)
Community: St. Bride's Major (Saint-y-Brid)
Traditional County: Glamorgan
The monument comprises of 41 stepping stones, which provide pedestrian access across the River Ewenny. The stepping stones link Ogmore Castle on the south bank to the flood plain between the Rivers Ewenny and Ogmore to the north. The alignment has been deliberately located where the river is wider, shallower and slower flowing. The north-south alignment of stones measures c. 35m in length and is complete. The structure is probably medieval in date with later revisions.
The monument is of national importance for its potential to enhance our knowledge of early transport systems. The monument is well preserved and a rare survival. It retains significant archaeological potential, with a strong probability of the presence of associated archaeological features and deposits. The monument's significance is further enhanced by its proximity to Ogmore Castle.
The area to be scheduled comprises the remains described and an area around them within which related evidence may be expected to survive.
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