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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
Source ID: 386
Cadw Legacy ID: DE009
Schedule Class: Defence
County: Denbighshire (Sir Ddinbych)
Community: Llanbedr Dyffryn Clwyd
Built-Up Area: Llanbedr-Dyffryn-Clwyd
Traditional County: Denbighshire
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.
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