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Latitude: 51.7279 / 51°43'40"N
Longitude: -3.6997 / 3°41'58"W
OS Eastings: 282708
OS Northings: 204606
OS Grid: SN827046
Mapcode National: GBR H7.2844
Mapcode Global: VH5G9.TTHS
Entry Name: Circular latrine at Blaen-nant-yr-hebog
Listing Date: 24 October 1989
Last Amended: 30 January 2004
Source ID: 11851
Building Class: Domestic
Location: Reached along several miles of Forestry Commission tracks NW of the main Neath Valley Road (A465). In Crugau wood, high above the Forestry Commission office. Situated amongst trees a short distance W
County: Neath Port Talbot
Community: Glynneath (Glyn-nedd)
Traditional County: Glamorgan
Early C19 latrine built in the style of circular pigsties.
Site was impenetrable at time of resurvey (September 2003). The doorway lintel was broken and corbelled roof in deteriorating condition in July 1989. The following is the original description.
Early C19 latrine built in the style of circular pigsties with corbelled stone slab roof. The internal area is ovoid shape and contains a stone slab formerly supporting the seat. Drainage was by means of a narrow stream through two openings.
Listed as an example of the ancient technique of corbelling, normally associated with circular pigsties, but here found in the only currently known example of a circular latrine.
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