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Camp 270m SSW of Ty Mawr

A Scheduled Monument in Berriew (Aberriw), Powys

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Latitude: 52.6279 / 52°37'40"N

Longitude: -3.2254 / 3°13'31"W

OS Eastings: 317156

OS Northings: 304056

OS Grid: SJ171040

Mapcode National: GBR 9X.7DL9

Mapcode Global: WH79V.F6BP

Entry Name: Camp 270m SSW of Ty Mawr

Scheduled Date:

Source: Cadw

Source ID: 3526

Cadw Legacy ID: MG165

Schedule Class: Monument

Category: Enclosure

Period: Prehistoric

County: Powys

Community: Berriew (Aberriw)

Traditional County: Montgomeryshire


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. The enclosure is approximately circular and situated on west-facing slopes above the Luggy Brook. Two phases of construction are recognised. The earliest probably consisted of a univallate enclosure of 62m diameter, with a second phase consisting of additional banks and ditches in the east, and an extension of 20m in the west. There is a probable entrance in the south-east cut through both banks. The banks reach a maximum height of 1.5m. A modern drainage ditch cuts across the site from the north-east to south.

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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