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Castell Mawr

A Scheduled Monument in Trelech (Tre-lech), Carmarthenshire (Sir Gaerfyrddin)

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Coordinates

Latitude: 51.92 / 51°55'11"N

Longitude: -4.5151 / 4°30'54"W

OS Eastings: 227133

OS Northings: 227592

OS Grid: SN271275

Mapcode National: GBR D5.PBQ2

Mapcode Global: VH2NQ.P0DH

Entry Name: Castell Mawr

Scheduled Date: 6 July 1951

Source: Cadw

Source ID: 2131

Cadw Legacy ID: CM126

Schedule Class: Monument

Category: Enclosure

Period: Prehistoric

County: Carmarthenshire (Sir Gaerfyrddin)

Community: Trelech (Tre-lech)

Traditional County: Carmarthenshire

Description

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 and is defended on the west side by a single grass covered bank and ditch. On the other sides the defences have either been destroyed or were never completed. 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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