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Bryngwyn Wood Camp

A Scheduled Monument in Meifod, Powys

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Coordinates

Latitude: 52.7518 / 52°45'6"N

Longitude: -3.2109 / 3°12'39"W

OS Eastings: 318365

OS Northings: 317822

OS Grid: SJ183178

Mapcode National: GBR 6X.ZLK4

Mapcode Global: WH798.N366

Entry Name: Bryngwyn Wood Camp

Scheduled Date:

Source: Cadw

Source ID: 155

Cadw Legacy ID: MG029

Schedule Class: Defence

Category: Hillfort

Period: Prehistoric

County: Powys

Community: Meifod

Traditional County: Montgomeryshire

Description

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. Bryngwyn Wood Camp is a narrow hillfort, c.200m long ENE-WSW, with entrances at both ends. A bank and ditch on the north curves around at both ends to protect the entrances. The bank is increased in height in the west where there is an interior wall and ditch. At the north-east entrance the inner rampart has curved in ends.

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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