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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 ID: 2706
Cadw Legacy ID: PE316
Schedule Class: Defence
Category: Promontory Fort - coastal
County: Pembrokeshire (Sir Benfro)
Community: Stackpole and Castlemartin (Stackpole a Chastellmartin)
Traditional County: Pembrokeshire
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.
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