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Camp 400m north west of Holgan

A Scheduled Monument in Llawhaden (Llanhuadain), Pembrokeshire (Sir Benfro)

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Coordinates

Latitude: 51.829 / 51°49'44"N

Longitude: -4.7972 / 4°47'49"W

OS Eastings: 207348

OS Northings: 218189

OS Grid: SN073181

Mapcode National: GBR CT.VSX4

Mapcode Global: VH2NY.S9S6

Entry Name: Camp 400m NW of Holgan

Scheduled Date:

Source: Cadw

Source ID: 2023

Cadw Legacy ID: PE102

Schedule Class: Defence

Category: Promontory Fort - inland

Period: Prehistoric

County: Pembrokeshire (Sir Benfro)

Community: Llawhaden (Llanhuadain)

Traditional County: Pembrokeshire

Description

The monument comprises the remains of a defended enclosure, which probably dates to the Iron Age period (c. 800 BC - AD 74, the Roman conquest of Wales). Inland promontory forts are usually located on a ridge or spur with steep slopes on 2 or 3 sides, and artificial ramparts on the level approaches. Alternatively they may have been constructed on a promontory above the confluence of two rivers, or in the bend of a meander. this fort has two banks and ditches, the inner bank being uncurved. There is entrance 4yds wide. On the south side the scarp is natural, not on the north seems artificial. 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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