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Enclosure Site 80m north of Ty Mawr

A Scheduled Monument in Cwm Gwaun, Pembrokeshire (Sir Benfro)

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Coordinates

Latitude: 51.9703 / 51°58'12"N

Longitude: -4.8687 / 4°52'7"W

OS Eastings: 203039

OS Northings: 234086

OS Grid: SN030340

Mapcode National: GBR CQ.L107

Mapcode Global: VH1QP.KQGZ

Entry Name: Enclosure Site 80m N of Ty Mawr

Scheduled Date: 12 September 1997

Source: Cadw

Source ID: 3657

Cadw Legacy ID: PE487

Schedule Class: Monument

Category: Enclosure

Period: Prehistoric

County: Pembrokeshire (Sir Benfro)

Community: Cwm Gwaun

Traditional County: Pembrokeshire

Description

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 or medieval and is located on a broad terrace, part way up the northern side of Cwm Gwaun. The sub-rectangular enclosure is c. 35m square with a bank and ditch reinforcing the steep natural slope and with a bank, ditch and bank on the other three sides. The entrance is in the south-east corner where the ditch terminal expands and there are traces of a causeway.

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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