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Coed Fenni-Fach Camp

A Scheduled Monument in Yscir (Ysgir), Powys

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Coordinates

Latitude: 51.9548 / 51°57'17"N

Longitude: -3.4363 / 3°26'10"W

OS Eastings: 301396

OS Northings: 229449

OS Grid: SO013294

Mapcode National: GBR YM.M28W

Mapcode Global: VH6BY.D479

Entry Name: Coed Fenni-Fach Camp

Scheduled Date:

Source: Cadw

Source ID: 1714

Cadw Legacy ID: BR042

Schedule Class: Defence

Category: Hillfort

Period: Prehistoric

County: Powys

Community: Yscir (Ysgir)

Traditional County: Brecknockshire

Description

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 Iocated 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. The site comprises a sub-oval univallate enclosure measuring 120m NE/SW by 90m NW/SE defined by a bank and ditch with a low outer scarp and counterscarp. There is a possible entrance at the northern end and a second at the SW end.

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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