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Gogerddan Camp

A Scheduled Monument in Banwy, Powys

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Latitude: 52.6968 / 52°41'48"N

Longitude: -3.4914 / 3°29'28"W

OS Eastings: 299310

OS Northings: 312054

OS Grid: SH993120

Mapcode National: GBR 9K.3122

Mapcode Global: WH686.BGPY

Entry Name: Gogerddan Camp

Scheduled Date:

Source: Cadw

Source ID: 718

Cadw Legacy ID: MG074

Schedule Class: Defence

Category: Hillfort

Period: Prehistoric

County: Powys

Community: Banwy

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. The hillfort uses the natural defence of the crags on the NW side. A bank, ditch and counterscarp bank is visible on the other sides. The entrance is trebly defended on the E side. A ridge track from the NE circles around the hill on E.

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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