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LONGHUT AND ENCLOSURES, TREFIL

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NPRN 421674

Map Reference SO11SW

Grid Reference SO115140

Unitary (Local) Authority Blaenau Gwent

Old County Monmouthshire

Community Tredegar

Type of Site LONG HUT

Broad Class UNASSIGNED

Period Post Medieval, Medieval

Site Description A longhut, associated with a second building and an enclosure, is located on the west side of, and below, the quarry access road through Trefil.
The longhut (at given NGR) is set on a level area platformed into gently rising ground. The platform terrace measures 9.5m long (aligned north-east by south-west), 5.5m wide and cut back to a depth of 0.75m. The building, towards the forward end of the platform, measures 7.5m by 5m overall, defined by broad stony banks 1m-2m wide, widest at the east and west ends, and 0.4m high. Internally the enclosed area measures 3.5m (E-W) by 2m. There is no obvious entrance though the bank is lowest on the north long side.
SO11541407: A short distance to the east of the platform, at the foot of the roadway terrace and on the north side of a stream, is a small rectangular enclosure 5.5m (NE-SW) by 4.5m overall, defined by low stony banks 1m-1.5m wide and 0.2m high. Entrance gap in south corner.
SO11631405: To the south of the above features is a D-shaped enclosure measuring about 15m (N-S) by 15m, defined by a line of boulders embedded in a low stony bank along its east and south-east sides, and elsewhere by a stony bank 1m-1.5m wide and up to 0.4m high. Flanking the enclosure on its west is a linear bank some 25m long (N-S) defined variously by a line of boulders at its south end and elsewhere by a stony bank 1m-2m wide.
(site first noted by F.Olding, Blaenau Gwent Borough Council)

David Leighton, RCAHMW, 25 May 2016

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