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Buckholt Wood Hilltop Enclosure

A Scheduled Monument in Llanrothal, Herefordshire,

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Latitude: 51.8397 / 51°50'22"N

Longitude: -2.7241 / 2°43'26"W

OS Eastings: 350208

OS Northings: 215925

OS Grid: SO502159

Mapcode National: GBR FK.VBWX

Mapcode Global: VH86T.Q1R0

Entry Name: Buckholt Wood Hilltop Enclosure

Scheduled Date: 29 November 1996

Source: Cadw

Source ID: 1473

Cadw Legacy ID: MM258

Schedule Class: Monument

Category: Enclosure

Period: Prehistoric

County: Herefordshire,

Civil Parish: Llanrothal

Traditional County: Monmouthshire

Lieutenancy Area (Ceremonial County): Herefordshire


A prehistoric enclosure lying just below the highest part of Buckholt wood hill behind a steep scarp which drops to the south and west commanding extensive views in the directions. The enclosure comprises an impressive bank and ditch on the north and east. On the north, the bank turns sharply to run south-west. On the south east it turns sharply to run south-west. On this side, a bank continues beyond the corner to run for another 40m, perhaps intended as an extension or outer enclosure to the main enclosure.

The main enclosure measures some 80m north-west/south-east. The western bank of the main enclosure is fainter but still traceable along the steep scarp.

Source: Cadw

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