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Fron Derw Wood Camp

A Scheduled Monument in Kerry (Ceri), Powys

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Latitude: 52.4919 / 52°29'30"N

Longitude: -3.2216 / 3°13'17"W

OS Eastings: 317157

OS Northings: 288925

OS Grid: SO171889

Mapcode National: GBR 9X.J1HY

Mapcode Global: VH68C.3MRK

Entry Name: Fron Derw Wood Camp

Scheduled Date:

Source: Cadw

Source ID: 2009

Cadw Legacy ID: MG135

Schedule Class: Defence

Category: Hillfort

Period: Prehistoric

County: Powys

Community: Kerry (Ceri)

Traditional County: Montgomeryshire


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. Fron Derw Wood Camp is situated on the west facing slopes, currently within conifer plantation. The enclosure is defined by a single bank and ditch, which is most pronounced in the south and southeast. The entrance is in the west.

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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