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Latitude: 51.879 / 51°52'44"N
Longitude: -3.2028 / 3°12'10"W
OS Eastings: 317300
OS Northings: 220732
OS Grid: SO173207
Mapcode National: GBR YY.RS6M
Mapcode Global: VH6CG.F1ND
Entry Name: Myarth Camp
Source ID: 787
Cadw Legacy ID: BR116
Schedule Class: Defence
Community: Llanfihangel Cwmdu with Bwlch and Cathedine (Llanfihangel Cwm Du gyda Bwlch a Chathedin)
Traditional County: Brecknockshire
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). The hillfort is bivallate with an interned entrance at the E end, and measures around 350m WNW/ESE by 210m. Early maps and descriptions by Dr H.N. Savory record substantial drystone ramparts with a small square guard chamber at the entrance, however afforestation of the site appears to have largely destroyed the ramparts and entrance.
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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