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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 ID: 3442
Cadw Legacy ID: CM166
Schedule Class: Defence
Category: Promontory Fort - inland
County: Carmarthenshire (Sir Gaerfyrddin)
Traditional County: Carmarthenshire
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.