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Latitude: 51.6391 / 51°38'20"N
Longitude: -4.9784 / 4°58'42"W
OS Eastings: 194004
OS Northings: 197568
OS Grid: SR940975
Mapcode National: GBR G7.HNSV
Mapcode Global: VH1SC.N2H9
Entry Name: Merrion Camp
Source ID: 3018
Cadw Legacy ID: PE055
Schedule Class: Monument
County: Pembrokeshire (Sir Benfro)
Community: Stackpole and Castlemartin (Stackpole a Chastellmartin)
Traditional County: Pembrokeshire
The monument comprises the remains of an earthwork/stone-built enclosure. The date or precise nature of the enclosure is unknown, but it is likely to be later prehistoric or medieval and has four ramparts on the upper (east) side, the inner one about 9’-10’ high and practically vertical. There is a double rampart that has been ploughed down on the north and south sides.
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.
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