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Cwm-Bran Camp

A Scheduled Monument in Llansadwrn, Carmarthenshire (Sir Gaerfyrddin)

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Latitude: 51.9655 / 51°57'55"N

Longitude: -3.8852 / 3°53'6"W

OS Eastings: 270578

OS Northings: 231347

OS Grid: SN705313

Mapcode National: GBR Y0.LBYC

Mapcode Global: VH4HL.LVXM

Entry Name: Cwm-Bran Camp

Scheduled Date: 7 June 1955

Source: Cadw

Source ID: 2799

Cadw Legacy ID: CM171

Schedule Class: Monument

Category: Enclosure

Period: Prehistoric

County: Carmarthenshire (Sir Gaerfyrddin)

Community: Llansadwrn

Traditional County: Carmarthenshire


The monument comprises the remains of an earthwork enclosure, which probably dates to the Iron Age period (c. 800 BC - AD 74, the Roman conquest of Wales). It consists of a mostly ploughed-down bank and ditch defining an area c 124m by 96m. The best preserved section of bank is on the southeast, where a stretch 70m long is still protected by a field boundary and the bank survives to a height of c 2.6m. Elsewhere, the bank is visible only as a low as a low rise, c.0.5 - 1m above the surrounding field. A simple entrance is thought to have been located on the north west.

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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