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Latitude: 51.7547 / 51°45'16"N
Longitude: -4.5499 / 4°32'59"W
OS Eastings: 224099
OS Northings: 209298
OS Grid: SN240092
Mapcode National: GBR GJ.GMWQ
Mapcode Global: VH2PH.3506
Entry Name: Castle-Lloyd Camp
Scheduled Date: 7 July 1951
Source ID: 2784
Cadw Legacy ID: CM141
Schedule Class: Defence
Category: Promontory Fort - inland
County: Carmarthenshire (Sir Gaerfyrddin)
Community: Pendine (Pen-tywyn)
Traditional County: Carmarthenshire
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) and possibly also occupied during the subsequent Romano-British period as indicated by a surface find of samian ware pottery. The enclosure is a typical example of an inland promontory fort located on a triangular spur of high ground with steep slopes on all sides except the more level approach where it is defended by artificial ramparts. The area enclosed is about 100m deep and the ramparts take the form of a single large bank c 5.0m in height and a ditch 1.3m deep and 4.0m wide accompanied by a counterscarp bank of between 0.3 and 1m height. The main bank ends abruptly on the west which may indicate the location of the original entrance.
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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