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Bucket Camp

A Scheduled Monument in Letterston (Treletert), Pembrokeshire (Sir Benfro)

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Latitude: 51.9401 / 51°56'24"N

Longitude: -4.984 / 4°59'2"W

OS Eastings: 194985

OS Northings: 231046

OS Grid: SM949310

Mapcode National: GBR CK.MVTH

Mapcode Global: VH1QT.KHJL

Entry Name: Bucket Camp

Scheduled Date: 7 February 1951

Source: Cadw

Source ID: 468

Cadw Legacy ID: PE231

Schedule Class: Monument

Category: Enclosure

Period: Prehistoric

County: Pembrokeshire (Sir Benfro)

Community: Letterston (Treletert)

Traditional County: Pembrokeshire


The monument comprises the remains of an earthwork/stone-built enclosure. The date or precise nature of the enclosure is unknown, but it is likely to be later prehistoric or medieval. Bucket Camp is circular and defended by a single bank rising 10ft above exterior and 3ft above interior level. The entrance is on the west side and is defended by 2 banks at right angles to the main defences. 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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