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Appraisal of Minor Site Types - Prehistoric, Roman & Minor Medieval Defensive

Over the past 15 years our knowledge of major categories of sites have benefited from threat related survey projects. However, several categories of site fall outside these projects, and though important in their own right, generally the number of sites is too small to warrant their own assessment.

During 2008-09 several projects were undertaken, including: Prehistoric Sites - Carmarthenshire; Roman non Military Sites - Dyfed; and Minor Defended Sites – Medieval. For all projects field visits were undertaken to selected sites. Data collected during site visits were added to the Dyfed Historic Environment Record and reports prepared. The work has demonstrated that very few Roman and prehistoric nationally important sites remain to be assessed in southwest Wales. Nevertheless, several sites have been recommended for scheduling. Copies of reports are downloadable below.

During 2009-10 minor prehistoric sites in Pembrokeshire and Ceredigion were assessed. Over 170 sites were visited and recorded in Pembrokeshire, with most on Mynydd Preseli. Most were high quality sites – hut circles, cairns and field systems – surviving in good condition. A selection of sites were surveyed. In contrast, only 30 sites were identified in Ceredigion as worthy as a site visit, and most of these were not of high quality. Full reports are provided below.

 


A circular enclosure on Carn Ingli Common recorded in 2009-10 Pembrokeshire survey


Possible remains of a round hut at Carn Alw, Pembrokeshire, 2009-10


Possible house platform recorded during the 2009-10 Ceredigion survey at Groes Fawr

One of the best sites recorded during 2008-09 - an earthwork enclosure near Llanwrda, Carmarthenshire
One of the best sites recorded during 2008-09 - an earthwork enclosure near Llanwrda, Carmarthenshire

Recording a hut circle on the Black Mountain
Recording a hut circle on the Black Mountain

 

Scheduling Enhancement Project 2009: Medieval Minor Defended Sites (in PDF format, opens in a new window).

Scheduling Enhancement Project 2009: Prehistoric Sites Fieldwork - Carmarthenshire (in PDF format, opens in a new window).

Scheduling Enhancement Project 2009: Roman Non-Military Sites Dyfed (in PDF format, opens in a new window).

Scheduling Enhancement Project 2010: Prehistoric Sites Fieldwork Ceredigion (2.2Mb in PDF format, opens in a new window).

Scheduling Enhancement Project 2010: Prehistoric Sites Fieldwork Pembrokeshire (7.6Mb in PDF format, opens in a new window).

Scheduling Enhancement Project 2011: Prehistoric Sites Fieldwork - Pembrokeshire Additional Sites (2.8Mb in PDF format, opens in a new window).

Contact: Frances Murphy

 

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