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Latitude: 51.8053 / 51°48'19"N
Longitude: -4.7916 / 4°47'29"W
OS Eastings: 207633
OS Northings: 215536
OS Grid: SN076155
Mapcode National: GBR CT.XG4S
Mapcode Global: VH2NY.WWQF
Entry Name: Bush Inn Camp
Scheduled Date: 6 June 1950
Source ID: 2680
Cadw Legacy ID: PE182
Schedule Class: Defence
Category: Promontory Fort - inland
County: Pembrokeshire (Sir Benfro)
Community: Llawhaden (Llanhuadain)
Traditional County: Pembrokeshire
The monument comprises the remains of a defended enclosure, which probably dates to the Iron Age period (c. 800 BC - AD 74, the Roman conquest of Wales). Inland promontory forts are usually located on a ridge or spur with steep slopes on 2 or 3 sides, and artificial ramparts on the level approaches. Alternatively they may have been constructed on a promontory above the confluence of two rivers, or in the bend of a meander. Bush Inn Camp is defended by single bank (which has spread) and ditch, best preserved on south-east, where bank rises 8 ft above ditch and has 4 ft counterscarp. The bank is 4 ft above the interior. Simple entrance on south-east. The ground falls sharply on south-west and north-west.
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.