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Hazel Grove Camp (South)

A Scheduled Monument in Spittal, Pembrokeshire (Sir Benfro)

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Latitude: 51.8726 / 51°52'21"N

Longitude: -4.9582 / 4°57'29"W

OS Eastings: 196453

OS Northings: 223469

OS Grid: SM964234

Mapcode National: GBR CL.S8T9

Mapcode Global: VH1R7.06NB

Entry Name: Hazel Grove Camp (South)

Scheduled Date: 8 July 1951

Source: Cadw

Source ID: 336

Cadw Legacy ID: PE252

Schedule Class: Monument

Category: Enclosure

Period: Prehistoric

County: Pembrokeshire (Sir Benfro)

Community: Spittal

Traditional County: Pembrokeshire


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. Hazel Grove Camp South is defended on the north and east sides by a bank 10ft above the ditch which has a 6ft counterscarp. On the south the ground falls steeply and on the west the rock has been cut away giving a 20ft drop. There is an inner enclosure cut off from the rest of the camp by a 3ft high bank.

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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