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Bryn Bank Hillfort

A Scheduled Monument in Newtown and Llanllwchaiarn (Y Drenewydd a Llanllwchaearn), Powys

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Latitude: 52.5244 / 52°31'27"N

Longitude: -3.3129 / 3°18'46"W

OS Eastings: 311019

OS Northings: 292644

OS Grid: SO110926

Mapcode National: GBR 9S.G30B

Mapcode Global: VH683.JTF5

Entry Name: Bryn Bank Hillfort

Scheduled Date: 18 July 1987

Source: Cadw

Source ID: 485

Cadw Legacy ID: MG211

Schedule Class: Defence

Category: Hillfort

Period: Prehistoric

County: Powys

Community: Newtown and Llanllwchaiarn (Y Drenewydd a Llanllwchaearn)

Traditional County: Montgomeryshire


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 located 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.

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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