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Great Cloddiau Camp

A Scheduled Monument in Kerry (Ceri), Powys

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Latitude: 52.5097 / 52°30'34"N

Longitude: -3.241 / 3°14'27"W

OS Eastings: 315874

OS Northings: 290925

OS Grid: SO158909

Mapcode National: GBR 9W.GW6C

Mapcode Global: VH68B.S50W

Entry Name: Great Cloddiau Camp

Scheduled Date:

Source: Cadw

Source ID: 2016

Cadw Legacy ID: MG169

Schedule Class: Monument

Category: Enclosure

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 or medieval. Great Cloddiau Camp comprises a sub-rectangular enclosure defined by scarped slope with lengths of ditch on NW, W and S sides. The maximum height of the scarp slope is c. 2.5m. The banks are followed by a field boundary and are wooded on S, E and W sides. The interior is level and measures 150m by 140m.

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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