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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
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 Ilocated 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. 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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