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Latitude: 51.8429 / 51°50'34"N
Longitude: -4.7896 / 4°47'22"W
OS Eastings: 207933
OS Northings: 219716
OS Grid: SN079197
Mapcode National: GBR CT.V2N5
Mapcode Global: VH2NR.XYT2
Entry Name: Gelly Earthwork
Scheduled Date: 6 June 1950
Source ID: 3034
Cadw Legacy ID: PE184
Schedule Class: Defence
County: Pembrokeshire (Sir Benfro)
Community: Llawhaden (Llanhuadain)
Traditional County: Pembrokeshire
The monument comprises a small defended enclosure or rath, which probably dates to the Iron Age period (800 BC - 43 AD). Usually enclosed by a bank and ditch, raths often contsin evidence of intensive occupation. The Gelly Earthwork comprises a block of stone with an oval hollow on one side. The letters 'CANV' are cut on the margin at the back of the seat hollow.
The monument is of national importance for its potential to enhance our knowledge of Iron Age settlement and social organisation. The monument forms an important element within the wider later prehistoric landscape. The structure itself may be expected to contain archaeological information in regard to chronology, building techniques and functional detail.