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Latitude: 51.6022 / 51°36'7"N
Longitude: -4.9551 / 4°57'18"W
OS Eastings: 195447
OS Northings: 193400
OS Grid: SR954934
Mapcode National: GBR G8.1WG0
Mapcode Global: VH1SD.2Z8M
Entry Name: Buckspool Down Camp
Scheduled Date: 2 July 1958
Source ID: 2065
Cadw Legacy ID: PE320
Schedule Class: Defence
Category: Promontory Fort- coastal
County: Pembrokeshire (Sir Benfro)
Community: Stackpole and Castlemartin (Stackpole a Chastellmartin)
Traditional County: Pembrokeshire
The monument comprises the remains of a defended enclosure, which probably dates to the Iron Age period (c. 800 BC - AD 43). The enclosure is located on a narrow coastal promontory above the sea that marks part of the defensive circuit. The construction of one or more ramparts placed across the neck of the promontory divide it from the mainland. Buckspool Down Camp is a small promontory fort defended by single bank and ditch. There is a single entrance in the middle of the 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, layout, 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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