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Linney Head Camp

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

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Coordinates

Latitude: 51.6203 / 51°37'13"N

Longitude: -5.0517 / 5°3'6"W

OS Eastings: 188843

OS Northings: 195692

OS Grid: SR888956

Mapcode National: GBR G6.2TP3

Mapcode Global: VH1SB.DJ6P

Entry Name: Linney Head Camp

Scheduled Date: 2 July 1958

Source: Cadw

Source ID: 2706

Cadw Legacy ID: PE316

Schedule Class: Defence

Category: Promontory Fort - coastal

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 43). The enclosure is located on a narrow coastal promontory above the sea that marks part of the defensive circuit. The construction of one or more ramparts placed across the neck of the promontory divide it from the mainland. Linney Head Camp is defended by a double rampart and ditch, with entrance in middle of the defences. A work perhaps of two periods as a faint bank and ditch within the present more obvious defences may mark and earlier camp. The entrance has elaborate features. 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, layout, 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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