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Gelligaer Common, House Platform (Fox 7)

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Map ReferenceSO10SW
Grid ReferenceSO1163002730
Unitary (Local) AuthorityCaerphilly
Old CountyGlamorgan
CommunityDarran Valley
A building platform located on the north-east facing slopes of Gelligaer Common, overlooking the Darran valley. The platform terrace measures 10.8m long (north-east by south-west), the upper and lower ends 4.5m and 4m wide respectively. The terrace is cut back deeply to form a hood 1.1m deep while the terrace is built out to 0.75m high. The west side of the hood is slightly embanked as are the north-east end and west long sides of the terrace.
Additional sources:
A Fox, Archaeologia Cambrensis 94 (1939), 180 & 194.
OS record card: SO10SW18.
RCAHMW, Glamorgan Inventory vol.3 part 2 (1982), 30 (PH42).

David Leighton, RCAHMW, 11 May 2016