Vianshill, St Lythans Down

Has been described as a Questionable Timber Castle (Ringwork)

There are earthwork remains

NameVianshill, St Lythans Down
Alternative Names
Historic CountryGlamorgan
Modern AuthorityVale of Glamorgan
1974 AuthoritySouth Glamorgan

King, who calls this site St Lythan Down, writes 'Mutilated mound, may have been a small ringwork'

A sub-circular mound, 18-21m in diameter and 0.3m high (1982), with an adjacent mound, c.10m in diameter and 0.1m high (1982), on the NW. Excavated 1965. (Coflein)

Gatehouse Comments

The two mounds were very damaged even before excavation which found no burials but did find evidence of earlier digging and a few worked flints lying nearby. No reason from the location on the map to suspect medieval use of this isolated site in typical position for barrow.

- Philip Davis

Not scheduled

Not Listed

The National Monument Record (Coflein) number(s)
County Historic Environment Record
OS Map Grid ReferenceST107740
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  • King, D.J.C., 1983, Castellarium Anglicanum (London: Kraus) Vol. 1 p. 173


  • Savory, H.N., 1966, Bulletin of the Board of Celtic Studies Vol. 21.4 p. 368-71