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Brandy Brook Camp

A Scheduled Monument in Hayscastle (Cas-lai), Pembrokeshire (Sir Benfro)

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Coordinates

Latitude: 51.8712 / 51°52'16"N

Longitude: -5.0791 / 5°4'44"W

OS Eastings: 188125

OS Northings: 223661

OS Grid: SM881236

Mapcode National: GBR CF.S8TT

Mapcode Global: VH1R4.X77D

Entry Name: Brandy Brook Camp

Scheduled Date: 29 November 1962

Source: Cadw

Source ID: 2711

Cadw Legacy ID: PE363

Schedule Class: Monument

Category: Enclosure

Period: Prehistoric

County: Pembrokeshire (Sir Benfro)

Community: Hayscastle (Cas-lai)

Traditional County: Pembrokeshire

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 or medieval. Brandy Brook Camp is situated on a slope and is defended by a single bank and ditch. It is circular with an internal diameter of c 75m. The top half of the bank has been ploughed down, but the lower half is better preserved.

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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