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Latitude: 52.9893 / 52°59'21"N
Longitude: -3.3602 / 3°21'36"W
OS Eastings: 308788
OS Northings: 344413
OS Grid: SJ087444
Mapcode National: GBR 6Q.HL8D
Mapcode Global: WH781.C446
Entry Name: Caer Drewen Camp
Source ID: 281
Cadw Legacy ID: ME012
Schedule Class: Defence
County: Denbighshire (Sir Ddinbych)
Traditional County: Merionethshire
The monument comprises the remains of a hillfort, which probably dates to the Iron Age period (c. 800 BC - AD 74, the Roman conquest of Wales). Hillforts are usually located on hilltops and surrounded by a single or multiple earthworks of massive proportions. Hillforts must have formed symbols of power within the landscape, while their function may have had as much to do with ostentation and display as defence. Caer Drewyn Camp consists of a single stone rampart enclosing a fort of 6.6ha. which is built over an earlier enclosure. A lower, slighter defence downslope could be post-Iron Age. There are two in-turned entrances, the one on north-east having guard-chambers, and there is a possible annexe to north, and platforms in the interior.
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.