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Latitude: 51.6125 / 51°36'45"N
Longitude: -4.9912 / 4°59'28"W
OS Eastings: 192994
OS Northings: 194647
OS Grid: SR929946
Mapcode National: GBR G7.2CCS
Mapcode Global: VH1SC.FQPQ
Entry Name: Flimston Bay Camp
Scheduled Date: 2 July 1958
Source ID: 2707
Cadw Legacy ID: PE318
Schedule Class: Defence
Category: Promontory Fort - coastal
County: Pembrokeshire (Sir Benfro)
Community: Stackpole and Castlemartin (Stackpole a Chastellmartin)
Traditional County: Pembrokeshire
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 narrow coastal promontory above the sea that marks part of the defensive circuit. The construction of ramparts placed across the neck of the promontory divide it from the mainland. Flimston Bay Camp is defended by a double bank and ditches along the neck of the promontory, with a third bank and ditch further out. The banks where best preserved rise 8-10ft from the ditch bottoms. The entrance is towards the east but has been damaged, hollows in the interior may be hut circles.
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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