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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
Source ID: 155
Cadw Legacy ID: MG029
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. 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.
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