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Latitude: 52.764 / 52°45'50"N
Longitude: -3.1113 / 3°6'40"W
OS Eastings: 325110
OS Northings: 319072
OS Grid: SJ251190
Mapcode National: GBR 71.YSVP
Mapcode Global: WH794.5SPD
Entry Name: Bryn Mawr Camp
Source ID: 3001
Cadw Legacy ID: MG158
Schedule Class: Defence
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. Bryn Mawr is a roughly pentagonal enclosure, c.84m N-S by 74m, set upon the summit of Bryn Mawr, defined by two lines of scarps, thought to represent a degraded rampart and ditch. There is a possible W-facing entrance.
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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