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Latitude: 51.8871 / 51°53'13"N
Longitude: -3.0673 / 3°4'2"W
OS Eastings: 326637
OS Northings: 221485
OS Grid: SO266214
Mapcode National: GBR F3.R9SP
Mapcode Global: VH78S.ST8R
Entry Name: Y Cwrt Deserted Rural Settlement
Scheduled Date: 30 June 2004
Source ID: 3655
Cadw Legacy ID: BR299
Schedule Class: Domestic
Category: Platform house
Community: The Vale of Grwyney (Cwm Grwyne)
Traditional County: Brecknockshire
The monument comprises a well-preserved example of a deserted rural settlement of probable medieval date, possibly associated with summer grazing grounds on the ridges of the Black Mountains. It consists of 3 rectangular house platforms situated on a sheltered, south-facing shelf of Partishow Hill, overlooking the Grwyne Fawr valley. Platform A measures 11.5m by 4; platform B 8m by 4m and platform C 11m by 5m.
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. It is in three parts, area A is a rectangle measuring 15m by 10m aligned on and containing platform A; area B is a rectangle measuring 12m by 10m aligned on and containing platform B; area C is a rectangle measuring 15m by 10m aligned on and containing platform C.
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