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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
Source ID: 566
Cadw Legacy ID: CN036
Schedule Class: Defence
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.
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