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Clawdd Wood Camp

A Scheduled Monument in Meifod, Powys

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Latitude: 52.6891 / 52°41'20"N

Longitude: -3.243 / 3°14'34"W

OS Eastings: 316082

OS Northings: 310883

OS Grid: SJ160108

Mapcode National: GBR 9W.3N83

Mapcode Global: WH79G.5N0T

Entry Name: Clawdd Wood Camp

Scheduled Date:

Source: Cadw

Source ID: 2000

Cadw Legacy ID: MG099

Schedule Class: Monument

Category: Enclosure

Period: Prehistoric

County: Powys

Community: Meifod

Traditional County: Montgomeryshire


The monument comprises the remains of a defended enclosure or hillfort, probably dating to the Iron Age (c. 800 BC - AD 74, the Roman conquest of Wales). The enclosure forms an oval, enclosing a level platform c.76m south-west to north-east by c.76m. It is multivallate to the north with three scarped slopes 2.6m high, but with only one scarped slope visible in the south. The western defences appear to be formed from a very steep natural slope, whilst to the east, historical cultivation has removed almost all visible traces of the monument. The entrance probably lay in this eastern area.

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. It is sub-oval in shape and extends c.167m NE-SW and c.101m NW-SE.

Source: Cadw

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