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Mynydd Bach Camp

A Scheduled Monument in Ceiriog Ucha, Wrexham (Wrecsam)

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Latitude: 52.8972 / 52°53'49"N

Longitude: -3.2622 / 3°15'44"W

OS Eastings: 315185

OS Northings: 334052

OS Grid: SJ151340

Mapcode National: GBR 6V.PD1V

Mapcode Global: WH78G.VFQS

Entry Name: Mynydd Bach Camp

Scheduled Date:

Source: Cadw

Source ID: 201

Cadw Legacy ID: DE120

Schedule Class: Defence

Category: Hillfort

Period: Prehistoric

County: Wrexham (Wrecsam)

Community: Ceiriog Ucha

Traditional County: Denbighshire


The monument comprises the remains of a defended enclosure or hillfort, probably dating to the Iron Age (c. 800 BC - AD 74, the Roman conquest of Wales). The enclosure forms an irregular oval, c.214m east-west by 130m, defined by a single bank and ditch, set upon Mynydd Bach above the Ceiriog Valley. There are entrances facing both east and west, whilst eight circular round-house platforms, c. 9m in diameter, have been noted within the enclosure.

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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