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Great Treffgarne Rocks Camp

A Scheduled Monument in Wolfscastle (Cas-blaidd), Pembrokeshire (Sir Benfro)

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Coordinates

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: Cadw

Source ID: 3055

Cadw Legacy ID: PE248

Schedule Class: Defence

Category: Hillfort

Period: Prehistoric

County: Pembrokeshire (Sir Benfro)

Community: Wolfscastle (Cas-blaidd)

Traditional County: Pembrokeshire

Description

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.

Source: Cadw

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