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Gwyn Fynydd Camp

A Scheduled Monument in Caersws (Caersŵs), Powys

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Latitude: 52.5321 / 52°31'55"N

Longitude: -3.4186 / 3°25'7"W

OS Eastings: 303866

OS Northings: 293638

OS Grid: SO038936

Mapcode National: GBR 9N.FDZN

Mapcode Global: VH681.PMK7

Entry Name: Gwyn Fynydd Camp

Scheduled Date:

Source: Cadw

Source ID: 1992

Cadw Legacy ID: MG064

Schedule Class: Monument

Category: Enclosure

Period: Prehistoric

County: Powys

Community: Caersws (Caersŵs)

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. this enclosure is well-preserved, comprising a sub-circular settlement with a single bank and ditch, and counter-scarp bank existing on all but E sides. The bank stands to a max height of c 1.5m on outside and c 0.75m on inside. The counterscarp bank very slight. There are gaps in bank on NW and S sides.

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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