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Latitude: 53.1807 / 53°10'50"N
Longitude: -4.2178 / 4°13'3"W
OS Eastings: 251889
OS Northings: 367139
OS Grid: SH518671
Mapcode National: GBR 5L.3MWP
Mapcode Global: WH54D.59SY
Entry Name: Dinas Camp
Source ID: 3418
Cadw Legacy ID: CN047
Schedule Class: Defence
Category: Promontory Fort - coastal
Community: Y Felinheli
Built-Up Area: Y Felinheli
Traditional County: Caernarfonshire
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 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. The defences form a semi-circle, the two ends terminating on the cliff edge 120m apart with an entrance near the middle. East of the entrance the rampart has been almost levelled, to the west it survives as an artificial scarp capped by a rubble bank c 3.6m wide, giving an external height of 3 to 6m. Against the bank are the footings of two rectangular buildings, probably medieval.
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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