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Castell y Fuwch

A Scheduled Monument in Puncheston (Cas-mael), Pembrokeshire (Sir Benfro)

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Coordinates

Latitude: 51.9255 / 51°55'31"N

Longitude: -4.8744 / 4°52'27"W

OS Eastings: 202451

OS Northings: 229126

OS Grid: SN024291

Mapcode National: GBR CP.NZJ0

Mapcode Global: VH1QW.GVFS

Entry Name: Castell y Fuwch

Scheduled Date: 14 March 1951

Source: Cadw

Source ID: 3052

Cadw Legacy ID: PE239

Schedule Class: Monument

Category: Enclosure

Period: Prehistoric

County: Pembrokeshire (Sir Benfro)

Community: Puncheston (Cas-mael)

Traditional County: Pembrokeshire

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 or medieval. Castell y Fuwch is defended by a bank and ditch and there is an outer bank on the north side which forms a sort of annex.

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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