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WAUN DDU ROMAN CAMP AND MOTTE; Y PIGWN III

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NPRN 304655

Map Reference SN83SW

Grid Reference SN82073107

Unitary (Local) Authority Carmarthenshire

Old County Carmarthenshire

Community Myddfai

Type of Site FORTLET

Broad Class DEFENCE

Period Roman

Site Description The site at Waun Ddu is a round-angled and ramparted square enclosure 30m across internally. There is a subcircular mound, 30m in diameter and 1.3m high with a summit area 15m in diameter, set over its northern angle.

The site is located on a slight knoll 50m to the west of the Roman road between Brecon to Llandovery on ground falling away to the north-west. It is likely to be a Roman fortlet and the mound a viewing feature to overcome a rise in ground level to the south-east that obscures the view along the road. An alternative suggestion for the mound is that it is the site of a small medieval castle, but its small size and remote location makes this unlikely.

Sources: Jones 1970 (BBCS 23.1 (1968)), 100-103;

J.Wiles, RCAHMW, 1 October 2004

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