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Moel Offrwm Lower Camp

A Scheduled Monument in Brithdir and Llanfachreth (Brithdir a Llanfachreth), Gwynedd

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Latitude: 52.7685 / 52°46'6"N

Longitude: -3.8573 / 3°51'26"W

OS Eastings: 274787

OS Northings: 320602

OS Grid: SH747206

Mapcode National: GBR 61.YRGN

Mapcode Global: WH56H.QNCZ

Entry Name: Moel Offrwm Lower Camp

Scheduled Date:

Source: Cadw

Source ID: 3205

Cadw Legacy ID: ME035

Schedule Class: Defence

Category: Hillfort

Period: Prehistoric

County: Gwynedd

Community: Brithdir and Llanfachreth (Brithdir a Llanfachreth)

Traditional County: Merionethshire


On a summit on the south-western flank of Moel Offrwm, a ruinous wall encloses a roughly oval area about 54m east-west by 34m. This has an out-turned south-facing entrance.

Excavations in 1926 recorded pockets of black soil with burnt bone fragments across the summit area. Finds included a bronze finger ring and at least one possibly Roman pottery fragment. Monuments such as this are generally assigned to the Iron Age, although many were maintained and some established anew, throughout and beyond the Roman period. The monument is of national importance for its potential to enhance our knowledge of prehistoric settlement and defence. It retains significant archaeological potential, with a strong probability of the presence of associated archaeological features and deposits. The structures themselves may be expected to contain archaeological information concerning chronology and building techniques.

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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