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Hillslope Enclosure at Laugharne Park Holiday Village

A Scheduled Monument in Laugharne Township (Treflan Lacharn), Carmarthenshire (Sir Gaerfyrddin)

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Latitude: 51.7736 / 51°46'25"N

Longitude: -4.4563 / 4°27'22"W

OS Eastings: 230626

OS Northings: 211185

OS Grid: SN306111

Mapcode National: GBR D8.ZF94

Mapcode Global: VH3LS.PPZ5

Entry Name: Hillslope Enclosure at Laugharne Park Holiday Village

Scheduled Date: 13 November 1985

Source: Cadw

Source ID: 421

Cadw Legacy ID: CM232

Schedule Class: Monument

Category: Enclosure

Period: Prehistoric

County: Carmarthenshire (Sir Gaerfyrddin)

Community: Laugharne Township (Treflan Lacharn)

Built-Up Area: Laugharne

Traditional County: Carmarthenshire


The monument comprises the remains of a small D-shaped enclosure probably dating to the Iron Age (c. 800 BC - 43 AD) and located immediately above a steep slope overlooking the River Taf estuary to the SE. The enclosure is defined by a single incomplete grass covered and earthen built bank that is semi-circular in shape on plan. It measures c. 80m NE-SW by c. 35m transversely and up to 2m in height. The site has been disturbed in the past and the enclosing bank peters out towards the SW side. The site was partially excavated in c. 1907, but no datable finds were produced.

The monument is of national importance for its potential to enhance our knowledge of prehistoric domestic and defensive practices. The monument is an important relic of the prehistoric landscape. It may retain significant archaeological potential, with a strong probability of the presence of structural evidence, including buried prehistoric land surfaces, still surviving.

The scheduled area comprises the remains described and an area around them within which related evidence may be expected to survive. It is an irregular D-shaped polygon and measures 96m NE-SW by 60m transversely.

Source: Cadw

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