Following the exploratory investigations performed during the Winter of 2014 – The Ancient Cwmbran Society working in conjunction with the University of South Wales will be conducting the start of an archaeological research programme into lost farmsteads within the area surrounding Cwmbran.
The first such archaeological investigation will take place on a lost farmstead in the Parish of Llanfrechfa Lower. The farmstead is not recollected within living memory and in all probability ceased to exist sometime during the mid to late 19th Century. It is located in close proximity to an ancient, possibly Iron Age, track way and also close to an ancient church and a possible medieval motte. The investigation hopes to be able to establish within reasonable bounds when the farmstead was deserted and if time allows to establish when it was first founded.
The dig will take place over four days commencing , for members, on the 12th of March and closing on the 15th at the latest.
Please note that this report has been written by an interested amateur Archaeologist with no formal training in archaeological practices. This is purely presented as a social media presentation and should not be considered to be a true or accurate representation of established archaeological practices.
We work under the guidance of an IFA registered Archaeologist at all times, who will publish a true and accurate report through the recognised channels in due course.