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Latitude: 51.6099 / 51°36'35"N
Longitude: -4.9827 / 4°58'57"W
OS Eastings: 193575
OS Northings: 194333
OS Grid: SR935943
Mapcode National: GBR G7.KFNC
Mapcode Global: VH1SC.LS7Q
Entry Name: Crocksydam Camp
Scheduled Date: 2 July 1959
Source ID: 695
Cadw Legacy ID: PE319
Schedule Class: Defence
Category: Promontory Fort - coastal
County: Pembrokeshire (Sir Benfro)
Community: Stackpole and Castlemartin (Stackpole a Chastellmartin)
Traditional County: Pembrokeshire
The monument comprises the remains of a defended enclosure, which probably dates to the Iron Age period (c. 800 BC - AD 43). The enclosure is located on a narrow coastal promontory above the sea that marks part of the defensive circuit. The construction of one or more ramparts placed across the neck of the promontory divide it from the mainland. Crocksydam Camp has a slight single bank and ditch with an 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, layout, 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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