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Latitude: 52.5009 / 52°30'3"N
Longitude: -3.072 / 3°4'19"W
OS Eastings: 327327
OS Northings: 289761
OS Grid: SO273897
Mapcode National: GBR B3.HGCV
Mapcode Global: VH75W.PDTN
Entry Name: Caer-Din
Source ID: 2993
Cadw Legacy ID: MG091
Schedule Class: Monument
Civil Parish: Mainstone
Traditional County: Montgomeryshire
Lieutenancy Area (Ceremonial County): Shropshire
Church of England Parish: Mainstone
Church of England Diocese: Hereford
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 Din comprises a univallate defended enclosure situated on hilltop. It measures 92m E-W by 88.0m transversely, and consists of a single rampart measuring c 9.0m wide, 0.5m internally and 2.2m externally. An outer ditch is not visible, except on aerial photography. The site is situated in a regularly ploughed field, but the banks are covered in grass and gorse. A sunken track runs across the site, from the original entrance in the E side to a more modern break in the SW corner. There is a fairly large depression in the interior of the enclosure.
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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