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Kings Mill Camp

A Scheduled Monument in Stackpole and Castlemartin (Stackpole a Chastellmartin), Pembrokeshire (Sir Benfro)

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Coordinates

Latitude: 51.6497 / 51°38'58"N

Longitude: -5.002 / 5°0'7"W

OS Eastings: 192417

OS Northings: 198812

OS Grid: SR924988

Mapcode National: GBR G7.02JS

Mapcode Global: VH1S5.7SZQ

Entry Name: Kings Mill Camp

Scheduled Date: 13 June 1951

Source: Cadw

Source ID: 341

Cadw Legacy ID: PE245

Schedule Class: Defence

Category: Promontory Fort - inland

Period: Prehistoric

County: Pembrokeshire (Sir Benfro)

Community: Stackpole and Castlemartin (Stackpole a Chastellmartin)

Traditional County: Pembrokeshire

Description

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. kings Mill Camp is small and irregularly shaped, being defended on three sides by a 10ft high bank. the fourth side is defended by a stream.

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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