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Latitude: 51.9702 / 51°58'12"N
Longitude: -4.6834 / 4°41'0"W
OS Eastings: 215766
OS Northings: 233589
OS Grid: SN157335
Mapcode National: GBR CY.L4YW
Mapcode Global: VH2N7.RRX1
Entry Name: Foel Drygarn Camp
Source ID: 3015
Cadw Legacy ID: PE010
Schedule Class: Defence
County: Pembrokeshire (Sir Benfro)
Traditional County: Pembrokeshire
The monument comprises the remains of a hillfort, which probably dates to the Iron Age period (c. 800 BC - AD 74, the Roman conquest of Wales). Hillforts are usually located on hilltops and surrounded by a single or multiple earthworks of massive proportions. Hillforts must have formed symbols of power within the landscape, while their function may have had as much to do with ostentation and display as defence. Foel Drygarn Camp crowns the eastern summit of the Preseli Ridge and is enclosed by two dry built stone ramparts which have spread. In places natural outcrops of rock are incorporated in the defences. There are three large cairns and a great number of huts within both enclosures.
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.
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