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CAE BURDYDD, MOUND

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NPRN 305711

Map Reference SO01SW

Grid Reference SO04741020

Unitary (Local) Authority Merthyr Tydfil

Old County Brecknockshire

Community Vaynor

Type of Site MOUND

Broad Class UNASSIGNED

Period Unknown

Site Description A ditched, scarp-edge mound, c.23m in diameter and c.3.0m high.
Interpreted as a castle motte, whilst reports of a "tumulus" in the vicinity, opened in 1823, revealing a possible charnel pit, may suggest otherwise.
(source Os495card; SO01SW6)
J.Wiles 24.07.02

Cae Burdydd (NPRN 305711) The Coflein notes mention the possibility of this being a barrow, but that is most unlikely; the site is clearly a small, but well-formed motte on the edge of the Taff gorge, with traces of a silted-up ditch surrounding the mound on the landward approach.
Paul R. Davis, March 2017

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