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Black Bank Camp

A Scheduled Monument in Trewern (Tre-wern), Powys

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Latitude: 52.6611 / 52°39'39"N

Longitude: -3.09 / 3°5'24"W

OS Eastings: 326370

OS Northings: 307596

OS Grid: SJ263075

Mapcode National: GBR B2.5HWN

Mapcode Global: WH79Q.HCST

Entry Name: Black Bank Camp

Scheduled Date:

Source: Cadw

Source ID: 156

Cadw Legacy ID: MG141

Schedule Class: Monument

Category: Enclosure

Period: Prehistoric

County: Powys

Community: Trewern (Tre-wern)

Traditional County: Montgomeryshire


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 or medieval. Black Bank Camp comprises an oval, univallate enclosure, with slight banks and entrance in the west. It measures c 75m E-W and 40m N-S.

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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