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Enclosure 200m south east of Solva Village

A Scheduled Monument in Solva (Solfach), Pembrokeshire (Sir Benfro)

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Latitude: 51.8744 / 51°52'27"N

Longitude: -5.185 / 5°11'5"W

OS Eastings: 180854

OS Northings: 224335

OS Grid: SM808243

Mapcode National: GBR C9.S0L2

Mapcode Global: VH1R3.24RX

Entry Name: Enclosure 200m SE of Solva Village

Scheduled Date: 24 December 1996

Source: Cadw

Source ID: 179

Cadw Legacy ID: PE480

Schedule Class: Monument

Category: Enclosure

Period: Prehistoric

County: Pembrokeshire (Sir Benfro)

Community: Solva (Solfach)

Traditional County: Pembrokeshire


The monument comprises the remains of an earthwork/stone-built enclosure. The date or precise nature of the enclosure is unknown, but it is likely to be later prehistoric and occupies a dominant position cutting off a narrow promontory south-east of Solva Village. It consists of an outer enclosure measuring 220m south west to north east and 130m south east to north west, the banks of which stand up to 1.5m high, and an inner enclosure filling the eastern half with banks up to 2m high and traces of an outer ditch. A possible entrance is sited at the north-east side.

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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