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Latitude: 52.5219 / 52°31'19"N
Longitude: -3.2515 / 3°15'5"W
OS Eastings: 315184
OS Northings: 292299
OS Grid: SO151922
Mapcode National: GBR 9W.G64H
Mapcode Global: VH684.LWF1
Entry Name: Giant's Bank Camp
Source ID: 2003
Cadw Legacy ID: MG112
Schedule Class: Defence
Community: Kerry (Ceri)
Traditional County: Montgomeryshire
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. This site comprises a small defended enclosure, with a double rampart and ditch. The outer bank reaches a height of c2m.
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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