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Nant Castell Camp

A Scheduled Monument in Llanbedrog, Gwynedd

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Latitude: 52.8543 / 52°51'15"N

Longitude: -4.4941 / 4°29'38"W

OS Eastings: 232162

OS Northings: 331446

OS Grid: SH321314

Mapcode National: GBR 57.S6R7

Mapcode Global: WH44N.YJ36

Entry Name: Nant Castell Camp

Scheduled Date:

Source: Cadw

Source ID: 566

Cadw Legacy ID: CN036

Schedule Class: Defence

Category: Hillfort

Period: Prehistoric

County: Gwynedd

Community: Llanbedrog

Traditional County: Caernarfonshire


This site consists of a level internal area 33.5 m by 21 m, surrounded by an earthen bank which sits on top of the natural slopes. A massive bank and ditch then defends the N and W sides, with a third bank and ditch on the N side. The inner bank is only clearly visible on the N and W sides, and the main bank and ditch, although visible for most of their course, are completely overgrown at the S end of the W side.

The site is of particular interest because of the size of the defences compared to the small interior, and because the site is overlooked by another hillfort on the opposite side of the valley (Pen-y-Gaer, Cn221).

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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