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Molleston Camp

A Scheduled Monument in Templeton, Pembrokeshire (Sir Benfro)

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Latitude: 51.7826 / 51°46'57"N

Longitude: -4.7742 / 4°46'26"W

OS Eastings: 208739

OS Northings: 212966

OS Grid: SN087129

Mapcode National: GBR CV.YSKF

Mapcode Global: VH2P5.6GGB

Entry Name: Molleston Camp

Scheduled Date: 17 June 1952

Source: Cadw

Source ID: 2696

Cadw Legacy ID: PE274

Schedule Class: Monument

Category: Enclosure

Period: Prehistoric

County: Pembrokeshire (Sir Benfro)

Community: Templeton

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. Molleston Camp is defended by a single bank rising 6ft above both exterior and interior. On the north, where the ground falls away, there is a scarp only. The entrance would have been on the east where a small lump represents an additional bank.

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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