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Hendy Earthwork

A Scheduled Monument in Llanedi, Carmarthenshire (Sir Gaerfyrddin)

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Latitude: 51.7107 / 51°42'38"N

Longitude: -4.0492 / 4°2'57"W

OS Eastings: 258517

OS Northings: 203318

OS Grid: SN585033

Mapcode National: GBR GW.681V

Mapcode Global: VH4JV.R8QD

Entry Name: Hendy Earthwork

Scheduled Date: 9 November 1950

Source: Cadw

Source ID: 432

Cadw Legacy ID: CM097

Schedule Class: Monument

Category: Enclosure

Period: Medieval

County: Carmarthenshire (Sir Gaerfyrddin)

Community: Llanedi

Built-Up Area: Pontarddulais

Traditional County: Carmarthenshire


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 and measures 25yds square, with a bank on three sides and the river on the fourth. The bank rises about 12ft above the ground outside the enclosure, but only about 3ft above the level of its interior.

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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