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Nant Herbert Camp

A Scheduled Monument in Glyncorrwg, Neath Port Talbot (Castell-nedd Port Talbot)

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Latitude: 51.6327 / 51°37'57"N

Longitude: -3.7064 / 3°42'23"W

OS Eastings: 281994

OS Northings: 194031

OS Grid: SS819940

Mapcode National: GBR H7.86G2

Mapcode Global: VH5GW.P7X7

Entry Name: Nant Herbert Camp

Scheduled Date:

Source: Cadw

Source ID: 2262

Cadw Legacy ID: GM244

Schedule Class: Monument

Category: Enclosure

Period: Prehistoric

County: Neath Port Talbot (Castell-nedd Port Talbot)

Community: Glyncorrwg

Traditional County: Glamorgan


The monument consists of the remains of a small, circular earthwork enclosure probably dating to the later prehistoric period (c. 800BC - AD 74). Located on the slope of a hill, it measures approx. 24m in diameter, surrounded by a single bank and ditch. The ditch is more deeply cut on the west and south-west where the external height is nearly a metre high. The bank and ditch are absent on the northern half of the enclosure. A modern stone wall bisects the site from east to west.

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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