CPAT Regional Sites & Monuments Record

PRN 1379 - Penycrocbren Gibbet (multiple site)
Scheduled Ancient Monument Mg105(POW)

NGR :- SN85489346 (SN89SE)
Unitary authority :- Powys
Community :- Llanbrynmair
Prefered site type :- Post Medieval - Gallows (Earthwork - Damaged )
first alternative :- Bronze Age - Round barrow ?

Gibbet site. Rock cut ditch 17.0m diameter, 2.0m wide, 0.3m deep and inner bank 0.1m high. The central mound is 2.5m diameter and 0.1m high. It was excavated in 1938 (W. Richards) who found a central post hole, gibbeting irons and skull. Dated to circa 1700. Was formerly noted as a possible barrow.

At 460mOD and known locally as 'Gallows Top'. The central mound maybe the result of excavation. Excavation by Peate confirmed its use as a gibbet. There was a centrally placed post-hole, manacle, gibbetting irons and human skull. The site is now turf-covered with no evidence for a ditch (Cadw 1998).

Sources:-
AMB list , 1974 , SAM MONT 105 (SCHEDULED A ,
AMB map , 1980 , SAM M105 , 1:10560
AMB list , 1981 , SAM M105 ,
Brassil, K survey , 1987 , ,
CPAT visit form , 1978 , ,
Cadw map , 1986 , SAM MG105 , 1:2500
Cadw AM107 , 1998 , ,
OS record card , 1978 , SN89SE 2 ,
Peate, I C , 1939 , , 102-3
Putnam, W G , 1962 , , 33

Events:-
Excavation Unknown / 1938(/ /) -
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:-
1 / Human bone / Bone / Post Medieval / /ST.F. () - SKULL (ST.F.)
0 / Iron / Manacle / Post Medieval / /ST.F () - GIBBETING IRON (ST.F)

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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