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ABERAVON: MEDIEVAL AND LATER BOROUGH

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NPRN 401424

Map Reference SS79SE

Grid Reference SS76299013

Unitary (Local) Authority Neath, Port Talbot

Old County Glamorgan

Community Aberavon

Type of Site TOWN

Broad Class CIVIL

Period General

Site Description Medieval & later borough, incorporated 1283; subsumed in growth of Port Talbot: med. borough presumably located in the area of the castle (Nprn307113), the church (Nprn401426) & the High Street to the N & E, where the main coast road crosses the Afan, although reports of the town being overcome by sea & by sand, 1491-2, suggest an earlier location to seaward, possibly in the area of Burgess-green (at SS75718991).

Source: OS County series (Glamorgan. XXV.13 1876);
Internet.

J.Wiles 06.10.04

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