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Twyn Disgwylfa

Round Barrow(s)

<b>Twyn Disgwylfa</b>Posted by thesweetcheatImage © A. Brookes (5.1.2013)
Nearest Town:Port Talbot (2km SSW)
OS Ref (GB):   SS761915 / Sheet: 170
Latitude:51° 36' 29.38" N
Longitude:   3° 47' 22.03" W

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<b>Twyn Disgwylfa</b>Posted by thelonious <b>Twyn Disgwylfa</b>Posted by thelonious <b>Twyn Disgwylfa</b>Posted by thesweetcheat <b>Twyn Disgwylfa</b>Posted by thesweetcheat

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15/03/2020 – Wet morning walk up Mynydd Dinas from Port Talbot train station. Good access up the Wales Coast path. We did get a little lost finding the best route under the motorway near the start though. It’s a shortish walk up, a little steep in places. The cairn is a little off the path, there’s a faint track there. It’s not too tricky to find. Cairn is grassed over with a trig on top. Nice to see a few daffodils out already. Location is good with decent views all round. Might be a bit overgrown in the summer months. A fine way to spend a couple of hours. thelonious Posted by thelonious
15th March 2020ce

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This round barrow perches on the top of Mynydd Dinas. The barrow's name means 'look out mound'. Mynydd Dinas implies a fortification or settlement of some sort, but there doesn't seem to be any trace. You can see an aerial photo of the mountain at http://www.ggat.org.uk/historic%20landscapes/Rhondda/English/Rhondda_028.htm
which is part of the Glamorgan and Gwent Archaeological Trust website.
Rhiannon Posted by Rhiannon
29th June 2006ce
Edited 29th June 2006ce