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Hafod Camp

A Scheduled Monument in Llanboidy, Carmarthenshire (Sir Gaerfyrddin)

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Coordinates

Latitude: 51.8729 / 51°52'22"N

Longitude: -4.5899 / 4°35'23"W

OS Eastings: 221801

OS Northings: 222543

OS Grid: SN218225

Mapcode National: GBR D2.S45F

Mapcode Global: VH2NW.D6B1

Entry Name: Hafod Camp

Scheduled Date: 19 February 1953

Source: Cadw

Source ID: 3442

Cadw Legacy ID: CM166

Schedule Class: Defence

Category: Promontory Fort - inland

Period: Prehistoric

County: Carmarthenshire (Sir Gaerfyrddin)

Community: Llanboidy

Traditional County: Carmarthenshire

Description

The monument comprises the remains of a defended enclosure, which probably dates to the Iron Age period (c. 800 BC - AD 74, the Roman conquest of Wales). Inland promontory forts are usually located on a ridge or spur with steep slopes on 2 or 3 sides, and artificial ramparts on the level approaches. Alternatively they may have been constructed on a promontory above the confluence of two rivers, or in the bend of a meander. Hafod Camp is defended by a double bank and ditch, covered with trees on the main bank and grass elsewhere.

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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