The ACS is continuinhg its Archaeological Investigations at Llanfrechfa.
In 2014 Members of the ACS researched and field walked the farmland surrounding Llanfrechfa Church and came up with some excellent mapping evidence for a lost Farmstead. We began by investigating the Farmstead situated on Pant yr Eos Farm with the kind permission of the owners, but we will eventually also be looking at some possible other features in the area.
Possible Roman or Early Medieval connections are rumoured.
Please note that only registered members of the ACS are allowed to dig due to the restrictions of our insurance policy guidelines , but don't worry because members of the public will be allowed to dig once they have joined the Society.
It’s may be cold and possibly wet, everyone needs to consider this before volunteering to come along. The ACS will provide some hot drinks but volunteers should try to cater for themselves. We will also erect some shelter but volunteers will need to bring their own wet weather clothing and boots/wellies.
Last year (2014) we found the foundations of one of these farmstead buildings using a series of test pits.
Parking is very restricted on site.
Could we ask that all Members and visitors park at the Gate Public House on Ponthir Road and walk down the lane to the site.
The management of the Gate have kindly given us permission to use their car park but they have requested that we park as far away from their main entrance into the pub as possible, at the bottom of the car park
Please see the maps below for the location.
If you wish to participate or just come and have a look while we are on site please contact me by email or phone me on 07775788352 for directions.
All the best,
Ancient Cwmbrân Society.
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