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Coed Allt-Fedw Camp

A Scheduled Monument in Trawsgoed, Ceredigion

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Latitude: 52.3379 / 52°20'16"N

Longitude: -3.9659 / 3°57'57"W

OS Eastings: 266157

OS Northings: 272913

OS Grid: SN661729

Mapcode National: GBR 8X.TXWD

Mapcode Global: VH4FT.6HRL

Entry Name: Coed Allt-Fedw Camp

Scheduled Date: 28 July 1937

Source: Cadw

Source ID: 1833

Cadw Legacy ID: CD025

Schedule Class: Monument

Category: Enclosure

Period: Prehistoric

County: Ceredigion

Community: Trawsgoed

Traditional County: Cardiganshire


The monument comprises the remains of a hillfort, which probably dates to the Iron Age period (c. 800 BC - AD 74, the Roman conquest of Wales). Hillforts are usually located on hilltops and surrounded by a single or multiple earthworks of massive proportions. Hillforts must have formed symbols of power within the landscape, while their function may have had as much to do with ostentation and display as defence. Coed Allt Fedw Camp occupies a ridge top position with the easiest approach from the west. It is an oval defended enclosure, measuring c.84m north-east to south-west by 56m. The ramparts are only clearly defined at the east and west ends and for a short distance at the west end of the north side; in these areas they reach up to 3m high externally. Elsewhere the steep natural slopes probably made large earthwork defences less necessary.

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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