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Castell Pant-y-Phillip

A Scheduled Monument in Scleddau, Pembrokeshire (Sir Benfro)

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Latitude: 51.9624 / 51°57'44"N

Longitude: -4.9806 / 4°58'50"W

OS Eastings: 195318

OS Northings: 233523

OS Grid: SM953335

Mapcode National: GBR CK.LH8J

Mapcode Global: VH1QM.MX9Z

Entry Name: Castell Pant-y-Phillip

Scheduled Date:

Source: Cadw

Source ID: 2031

Cadw Legacy ID: PE138

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. Castell Pant-y-Phillip is a small ring work, situated on a hill top. It has a single rampart and ditch (west half destroyed) with a simple entrance to 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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