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Hendrefor Earthwork

A Scheduled Monument in Cwm Cadnant, Isle of Anglesey (Ynys Môn)

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Coordinates

Latitude: 53.2655 / 53°15'55"N

Longitude: -4.1825 / 4°10'56"W

OS Eastings: 254535

OS Northings: 376501

OS Grid: SH545765

Mapcode National: GBR JN12.8WP

Mapcode Global: WH540.Q5JX

Entry Name: Hendrefor Earthwork

Scheduled Date:

Source: Cadw

Source ID: 3271

Cadw Legacy ID: AN075

Schedule Class: Monument

Category: Enclosure

Period: Roman

County: Isle of Anglesey (Ynys Môn)

Community: Cwm Cadnant

Traditional County: Anglesey

Description

A rectangular enclosure surrounded by a ditch between two banks. It is situated in a low-lying marshy field. The outer bank is clearly visible on the corners, but tends to disappear between. The inner bank has survived to a height of 0.1 m along its length, and higher at the corners; it is 3 - 4 m wide. There is an 8 m wide gap in the banks on the NE side which probably represents the entrance. The interior measures 50 m by 40 m.

The monument is of national importance for its potential to enhance our knowledge of Roman defence and settlement. It retains significant archaeological potential, with a strong probability of the presence of associated archaeological features and deposits. The structure itself may be expected to contain archaeological information concerning chronology and building techniques.

Source: Cadw

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