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Berry Ringwork

A Scheduled Monument in Port Eynon (Port Einon), Swansea (Abertawe)

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Coordinates

Latitude: 51.5742 / 51°34'27"N

Longitude: -4.206 / 4°12'21"W

OS Eastings: 247224

OS Northings: 188456

OS Grid: SS472884

Mapcode National: GBR GS.2NN9

Mapcode Global: VH3MX.1PTK

Entry Name: Berry Ringwork

Scheduled Date:

Source: Cadw

Source ID: 3745

Cadw Legacy ID: GM178

Schedule Class: Defence

Category: Ringwork

Period: Prehistoric

County: Swansea (Abertawe)

Community: Port Eynon (Port Einon)

Traditional County: Glamorgan

Description

The monument comprises the remains of an earthwork/stone-built enclosure. The date or precise nature of the enclosure is unknown, but it is likely to be later prehistoric. The enclosure has triple concentric banks and ditches with an internal diameter of 30m. There is an entrance to the north-east which leads to a spring.

The monument is of national importance for its potential to enhance our knowledge of later prehistoric defensive organisation and settlement. The site forms an important element within the wider later prehistoric context and within the surrounding landscape. The site is well preserved and retains considerable archaeological potential. There is a strong probability of the presence of evidence relating to chronology, building techniques and functional detail.

The scheduled area comprises the remains described and areas around them within which related evidence may be expected to survive.

Source: Cadw

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