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Latitude: 53.1101 / 53°6'36"N
Longitude: -3.0263 / 3°1'34"W
OS Eastings: 331397
OS Northings: 357481
OS Grid: SJ313574
Mapcode National: GBR 74.83DJ
Mapcode Global: WH88R.H342
Entry Name: Caer Estyn Hillfort
Scheduled Date: 21 September 1978
Source ID: 644
Cadw Legacy ID: FL066
Schedule Class: Defence
County: Flintshire (Sir y Fflint)
Community: Hope (Yr Hob)
Built-Up Area: Hope
Traditional County: Flintshire
Caer Estyn 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. The earthworks of this hillfort can only be traced easily on the west and north-west sides, as a result of quarry damage.
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.
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