CPAT Regional Sites & Monuments Record

PRN 1378 - Penycrocbren Fortlet (multiple site)
Scheduled Ancient Monument Mg106(POW)

NGR :- SN85609349 (SN89SE)
Unitary authority :- Powys
Community :- Llanbrynmair
Prefered site type :- Roman - Fort (Earthwork - Intact )

Parallelogramic Roman fortlet c 26.5m N-S by 23.5m E-W defined by single turf rampart c0.6m high and having a single gateway 3m wide in north side. Partial excavations in 1961 showed the interior to be covered by a floor of chippings.

See also PRN 106 (Gibbet Hill Y Gaer), PRN 5271 (Howey Hall) and PRN 885 (Lwyn Cadwgan). See also PRN 419.

It is surrounded by banks 0.8m high (max) and 2.85m wide at the base. There is no evidence of a surrounding ditch. There is a trackway immediately to the north. It maybe too small to be classified as a fortlet and may have been a structure associated with lead-mining (Cadw 1998).

Sources:-
AMB list , 1974 , SAM MONT 106 ,
AMB map , 1980 , SAM M106 , 1:10560
AMB list , 1981 , SAM M106 ,
Brassil, K survey , 1987 , ,
Burnham, H , 1995 , A Guide to Ancient and Historic Wales: Clwyd and Powys , 79-80
CPAT visit form , 1978 , ,
Cadw map , 1986 , SAM MG106 , 1:2500
Cadw AM107 , 1998 , ,
Frere, S S & Joseph, K St , 1983 , Roman Britain from the Air ,
OS map , 1963 , , Rec 6 inch
OS record card , 1974 , SN89SE 1 , Section, location map
OS archive , 1977 , , Letter 13.7.77 St Joseph
OS form 108 , 1978 , SN89SE 1 ,
Putnam, W G , 1962 , "Excavations at Pen-y-crocben ", The Montgomeryshire Collections 57 , 34-41 .

Events:-
Excavation Putnam, W G / 1961(/ /) -
Visit CPAT / 1978(17/11/1978) -
Visit Cadw / 1988(26/05/1988) -
Visit Cadw / 1991(10/05/1991) -
Visit Cadw / 1997(14/11/1997) - Pasture

Finds:-
0 / Pottery / Sherd / Roman / / () - RB AD 140-180 FROM INTERIOR (UN.)
1 / Pottery / Sherd / Roman / / () - Roman pottery, dated between AD140-180, sealed by a chipping layer from Penycrocbren Fortlet (Putnam, W G 1962).

record created 31/12/1981 , last updated 09/02/2004
The above data are supplied by CPAT in partnership with its Local Authorities and the partners of END, CPAT SMR partnership, 2004 (and in part Crown, 2004)



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