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Caer Penbicas

A Scheduled Monument in Scleddau, Pembrokeshire (Sir Benfro)

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Latitude: 51.955 / 51°57'17"N

Longitude: -4.9716 / 4°58'17"W

OS Eastings: 195907

OS Northings: 232672

OS Grid: SM959326

Mapcode National: GBR CK.M5HC

Mapcode Global: VH1QT.S424

Entry Name: Caer Penbicas

Scheduled Date:

Source: Cadw

Source ID: 706

Cadw Legacy ID: PE139

Schedule Class: Monument

Category: Enclosure

Period: Prehistoric

County: Pembrokeshire (Sir Benfro)

Community: Scleddau

Traditional County: Pembrokeshire


The monument comprises the remains of an earthwork/stone-built enclosure. The date or precise nature of the enclosure is unknown, but it is likely to be later prehistoric or medieval. Caer Penbicas is a single rampart backed onto a steep slope to a river. The entrance is at the south-west end of the bank and there are the doubtful walls of a ditch at the north-east.

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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