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Latitude: 51.8462 / 51°50'46"N
Longitude: -4.4594 / 4°27'33"W
OS Eastings: 230689
OS Northings: 219260
OS Grid: SN306192
Mapcode National: GBR D8.TSMX
Mapcode Global: VH3LD.NVCK
Entry Name: Bron-y-Gaer Camp
Scheduled Date: 8 July 1951
Source ID: 2141
Cadw Legacy ID: CM148
Schedule Class: Defence
County: Carmarthenshire (Sir Gaerfyrddin)
Traditional County: Carmarthenshire
The monument comprises the remains of a hillfort, which probably dates to the Iron Age period (c. 800 BC - AD 74, the Roman conquest of Wales). Hillforts are usually Ilocated on hilltops and surrounded by a single or multiple earthworks of massive proportions. Hillforts must have formed symbols of power within the landscape, while their function may have had as much to do with ostentation and display as defence. Bron-y-Gaer Camp is defended by scarp giving an external bank of 10ft max. on south, and on west by rounded bank 5ft above outside and 2ft above interior of camp. The scarp on south carries on westwards, apparently to form an annexe. 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.
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