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Bishopston Valley

Promontory Fort


Excavation finds, from a 1939 excavation by Audrey Williams, included two slingstones, bones of red deer, ox, pig and sheep or goat, together with various shells of molluscs. A Roman brooch and iron finger ring, and a fragment of plain Samian pottery indicate IA occupation continuing into the Roman period. A single hut circle was found just inside the inner rampart.

Info taken from "Prehistoric Sites of Gower and West Glamorgan" (Wendy Hughes, 1999 Logaston Press).

Coflein (J. Wiles 2002) description:

An enclosure, c.48m by 36m, formed by two lines of ramparts and ditches cutting off an inland promontory, the outer ditch utilising a natural fault. Entrance to the enclosure appears to have been from below the N side of the promontory, by-passing the ramparts.

Aerial photo here.
thesweetcheat Posted by thesweetcheat
17th February 2013ce

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