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Moel Fenlli Camp

A Scheduled Monument in Llanbedr Dyffryn Clwyd, Denbighshire (Sir Ddinbych)

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Coordinates

Latitude: 53.1314 / 53°7'52"N

Longitude: -3.2524 / 3°15'8"W

OS Eastings: 316299

OS Northings: 360087

OS Grid: SJ162600

Mapcode National: GBR 6V.6NG2

Mapcode Global: WH77B.0KH9

Entry Name: Moel Fenlli Camp

Scheduled Date:

Source: Cadw

Source ID: 386

Cadw Legacy ID: DE009

Schedule Class: Defence

Category: Hillfort

Period: Prehistoric

County: Denbighshire (Sir Ddinbych)

Community: Llanbedr Dyffryn Clwyd

Built-Up Area: Llanbedr-Dyffryn-Clwyd

Traditional County: Denbighshire

Description

The monument comprises the remains of a hillfort, which probably dates to the Iron Age period (c. 800 BC - AD 74, the Roman conquest of Wales). Hillforts are usually Iocated on hilltops and surrounded by a single or multiple earthworks of massive proportions. Hillforts formed symbols of power within the landscape, while their function may have had as much to do with ostentation and display as defence. Moel Fenlli lies at the western edge of a ridge running west-south-west to east-north-east, overlooking the passes through the Clwydian Hills to the north and south. The defences comprise up to three ramparts, and enclose an area c.10 hectares containing numerous hut platforms. The main entrance is in the west.

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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