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Latitude: 51.7711 / 51°46'15"N
Longitude: -5.1609 / 5°9'39"W
OS Eastings: 182014
OS Northings: 212775
OS Grid: SM820127
Mapcode National: GBR CB.ZLJN
Mapcode Global: VH1RH.HRH4
Entry Name: Howney Stone Rath
Scheduled Date: 17 June 1952
Source ID: 3061
Cadw Legacy ID: PE282
Schedule Class: Defence
Category: Promontory Fort - inland
County: Pembrokeshire (Sir Benfro)
Community: The Havens (Yr Hafanau)
Traditional County: Pembrokeshire
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. Howney Stone Rath is defended by triple banks and dicthes, part of which are rock-cut.
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.
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