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Bwrdd y Rhyfel Camp

A Scheduled Monument in Ysceifiog, Flintshire (Sir y Fflint)

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Latitude: 53.2686 / 53°16'7"N

Longitude: -3.2899 / 3°17'23"W

OS Eastings: 314068

OS Northings: 375404

OS Grid: SJ140754

Mapcode National: GBR 5ZGM.JZ

Mapcode Global: WH76Q.F3LJ

Entry Name: Bwrdd y Rhyfel Camp

Scheduled Date:

Source: Cadw

Source ID: 3087

Cadw Legacy ID: FL072

Schedule Class: Monument

Category: Enclosure

Period: Prehistoric

County: Flintshire (Sir y Fflint)

Community: Ysceifiog

Traditional County: Flintshire


Bwrdd y Rhyfel Camp comprises the remains of a defended enclosure or hillfort. Such monuments probably date to the Iron Age period (c. 800 BC - AD 74), although several are known to date from the Late Bronze Age with activity through to the early post-Roman period. Bwrdd y Rhyfel encloses an oval-shaped area approximately 110m by 65m. It is defined by double banks with a medial ditch, and has a south-west facing entrance.

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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