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Llanddewi Gaer

A Scheduled Monument in Llanddewi Velfrey (Llanddewi Efelffre), Pembrokeshire (Sir Benfro)

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Coordinates

Latitude: 51.8124 / 51°48'44"N

Longitude: -4.6931 / 4°41'35"W

OS Eastings: 214449

OS Northings: 216075

OS Grid: SN144160

Mapcode National: GBR CY.X2JG

Mapcode Global: VH2P0.LPSY

Entry Name: Llanddewi Gaer

Scheduled Date:

Source: Cadw

Source ID: 3030

Cadw Legacy ID: PE086

Schedule Class: Defence

Category: Promontory Fort - inland

Period: Prehistoric

County: Pembrokeshire (Sir Benfro)

Community: Llanddewi Velfrey (Llanddewi Efelffre)

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. Llanddewi Gaer is a fort of massive proportions, enclosing an area of c 2 acres. It has triple banks and ditches on the south-west. Further north, the outermost bank dies out and all disappear at the north-east corner. The outer ditch measures c 120 yds long.

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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