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Long Wood Camp

A Scheduled Monument in Knighton (Tref-y-clawdd), Powys

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Latitude: 52.3302 / 52°19'48"N

Longitude: -2.9867 / 2°59'12"W

OS Eastings: 332857

OS Northings: 270688

OS Grid: SO328706

Mapcode National: GBR B6.VCCP

Mapcode Global: VH76Q.5PXK

Entry Name: Long Wood Camp

Scheduled Date:

Source: Cadw

Source ID: 1945

Cadw Legacy ID: RD096

Schedule Class: Monument

Category: Enclosure

Period: Medieval

County: Powys

Community: Knighton (Tref-y-clawdd)

Traditional County: Radnorshire


The monument comprises the remains of an earthwork/stone-built enclosure. The enclosure is roughly square and lies on a gradual north-facing slope. The single bank averages c.1.0m high, with a quarry ditch up to c.0.5m deep, constructed internally on the west and north sides and externally on the south and east. The position of any entrance is not clear, but may have been at the north corner. The date or precise nature of the enclosure is unknown, but it is likely to be later prehistoric or medieval.

The monument is of national importance for its potential to enhance our knowledge of land management and settlement. The site forms an important element within the wider 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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