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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 ID: 2799
Cadw Legacy ID: CM171
Schedule Class: Monument
County: Carmarthenshire (Sir Gaerfyrddin)
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.