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Flimston Bay Camp

A Scheduled Monument in Stackpole and Castlemartin (Stackpole a Chastellmartin), Pembrokeshire (Sir Benfro)

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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: Cadw

Source ID: 2707

Cadw Legacy ID: PE318

Schedule Class: Defence

Category: Promontory Fort - coastal

Period: Prehistoric

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.

Source: Cadw

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