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Crickadarn Camp

A Scheduled Monument in Erwood (Errwd), Powys

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Latitude: 52.0696 / 52°4'10"N

Longitude: -3.3323 / 3°19'56"W

OS Eastings: 308772

OS Northings: 242082

OS Grid: SO087420

Mapcode National: GBR YR.CQ25

Mapcode Global: VH6BF.675T

Entry Name: Crickadarn Camp

Scheduled Date:

Source: Cadw

Source ID: 1130

Cadw Legacy ID: BR033

Schedule Class: Monument

Category: Enclosure

Period: Early Medieval

County: Powys

Community: Erwood (Errwd)

Traditional County: Brecknockshire


The monument comprises the remains of an earthwork enclosure. The date or precise nature of the enclosure is unknown, but it is likely to be later prehistoric or medieval. The monument comprises an pear-shaped univallate enclosure with a counter scarp bank, a simple entrance and projecting bank at the northern end. It is located on the summit of a low hillock. The site is thought either to be a hillfort of Iron Age date or a medieval ringwork.

The monument is of national importance for its potential to enhance our knowledge of later prehistoric or medieval defensive organisation and settlement. The site forms an important element within the wider later prehistoric and medieval 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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