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Latitude: 52.5973 / 52°35'50"N
Longitude: -3.7403 / 3°44'25"W
OS Eastings: 282223
OS Northings: 301369
OS Grid: SH822013
Mapcode National: GBR 96.9KRD
Mapcode Global: WH68G.JZ46
Entry Name: Fron Goch hillfort
Scheduled Date: 13 March 2008
Source ID: 4313
Cadw Legacy ID: MG332
Schedule Class: Defence
Traditional County: Montgomeryshire
The monument comprises a small univallate hillfort, probably dating to the Iron Age (c. 800 BC - 43AD) and the subsequent Roman conquest to 74 AD and is situated on an imposing ridge between Nant Gwydol and Nant Cegir, above the confluence of several valleys. The fort measures c.100m from NE to SW by up to 45m transversely within a rampart spread to c.6m in thickness and up to 1.2m in external height. The rampart follows the contour around the NW side of the fort, which is defined on its SE side by the steep natural rocky slopes of the ridge.
The monument is of national importance for its potential to enhance our knowledge of later prehistoric defensive organisation. The monument forms an important element within the wider Iron Age context and within the surrounding landscape. Although the hillfort has been ploughed in the past, much archaeological potential remains; both the interior and rampart may be expected to contain archaeological information in regard to chronology, building techniques and functional detail.
The scheduled area comprises the remains described and an area around them within which related evidence may be expected to survive. It is measures 120m from NE to SW by up to 60m transversely.
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