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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
Source ID: 201
Cadw Legacy ID: DE120
Schedule Class: Defence
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.
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