O domus antiqua! Dan yr Allt 16th century mansion house

The site of a demolished Elizabethan mansion located in the heart of the Tywi valley was investigated. The parkland surrounding the mansion is still very visible, though nothing of the mansion itself survives above ground level.

A geophysical survey of the area proved inconclusive due to demolition rubbish and the construction of a farm track. However, the excavation discovered a ditch which might predate the mansion.

Evidence for the former house unfortunately proved elusive, with only the edge of a paved surface and a small spread of demolition rubble being revealed in one trench. Upstanding walls forming three roofed rooms were recorded on the western boundary of the site. They appeared to be associated with the 19th century farmhouse built after the demolition of the mansion.

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