At the Margins: the Dynamics of Post-Medieval Land-use and Settlement around the Farm of Sarn Faen in the Twrch Valley, Carmarthenshire

Ward, Anthony and Bowen-Evans, Muriel (2009) At the Margins: the Dynamics of Post-Medieval Land-use and Settlement around the Farm of Sarn Faen in the Twrch Valley, Carmarthenshire. In: James, Heather and Moore, Patricia, eds. Carmarthenshire & Beyond: Studies in History and Archaeology in Memory of Terry James. Carmarthenshire Antiquarian Society Monograph Series, 8 . Carmarthenshire Antiquarian Society, Llandybie, pp. 245-258. ISBN 9780906972052. (The full text of this publication is not available from this repository)

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Abstract

Historical and archaeological evidence illustrate the emergence, development and decline of an upland farm, Sarn Faen, on the Black Mountain, Carmarthenshire. It is likley that transhumant exploitation of valued grazing and associated transient settlement led to the enclosure of commonland and the creation of a hill farm at the limits of viablity, perhaps in the late seventeenth and the early eighteeenth century. Viability was sustained with the advent of opportunities for complementary industrial and agricultutal employment in the nineteenth centruy. It appears the farm had ceased to be occupied before the Second World War.

Item Type: Book section
Subjects: C Auxiliary Sciences of History > CC Archaeology
Divisions: Faculties > Humanities > School of European Culture and Languages
Depositing User: Anthony Ward
Date Deposited: 29 Jun 2011 10:41
Last Modified: 05 Dec 2011 15:02
Resource URI: http://kar.kent.ac.uk/id/eprint/20509 (The current URI for this page, for reference purposes)
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