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Latitude: 51.8866 / 51°53'11"N
Longitude: -4.9706 / 4°58'14"W
OS Eastings: 195665
OS Northings: 225068
OS Grid: SM956250
Mapcode National: GBR CK.RCRR
Mapcode Global: VH1R0.SVM2
Entry Name: Great Treffgarne Rocks Camp
Scheduled Date: 8 July 1951
Source ID: 3055
Cadw Legacy ID: PE248
Schedule Class: Defence
County: Pembrokeshire (Sir Benfro)
Community: Wolfscastle (Cas-blaidd)
Traditional County: Pembrokeshire
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 Ilocated 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. Great Treffgarne Rocks Camp is defended on the west and south sides by double banks and ditches and by precipices on the north and east.
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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