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Latitude: 51.905 / 51°54'18"N
Longitude: -4.7751 / 4°46'30"W
OS Eastings: 209196
OS Northings: 226581
OS Grid: SN091265
Mapcode National: GBR CV.Q07H
Mapcode Global: VH2NL.5CZY
Entry Name: Castell Vorlan
Source ID: 3063
Cadw Legacy ID: PE284
Schedule Class: Defence
Category: Promontory Fort - inland
County: Pembrokeshire (Sir Benfro)
Traditional County: Pembrokeshire
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. Castell Vorlan is defended across the neck by triple banks and ditches.
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.
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