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Latitude: 51.9188 / 51°55'7"N
Longitude: -4.7493 / 4°44'57"W
OS Eastings: 211027
OS Northings: 228050
OS Grid: SN110280
Mapcode National: GBR CW.P6M5
Mapcode Global: VH2NL.M1LC
Entry Name: Castell Pen-Gawsai
Scheduled Date: 18 June 1952
Source ID: 3723
Cadw Legacy ID: PE289
Schedule Class: Monument
Category: Earthwork (unclassified)
Period: Early Medieval
County: Pembrokeshire (Sir Benfro)
Community: Mynachlog-Ddu (Mynachlog-ddu)
Traditional County: Pembrokeshire
The monument comprises the remains of an earthwork ringwork likely to date to the medieval period (c. AD 1066 - 1485). It is oval shaped and measures 24m by 20m overall and comprises a well preserved bank 3.3m high externally, 1.3-1.8m high internally enclosing a possible building site measuring 9m by 6m. There is a possible entrance on the south east side and a surrounding ditch surviving to a depth of 0.3-0.6m.
The monument is of national importance for its potential to enhance our knowledge of medieval settlement, organisation and defence. The site forms an important element within the wider medieval landscape. It is well preserved and retains considerable archaeological potential. There is a strong probability of the presence of evidence relating to chronology, layout, 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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