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Old Castle Head Promontory Fort

A Scheduled Monument in Manorbier (Maenorbŷr), Pembrokeshire (Sir Benfro)

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Coordinates

Latitude: 51.6358 / 51°38'8"N

Longitude: -4.7821 / 4°46'55"W

OS Eastings: 207566

OS Northings: 196667

OS Grid: SS075966

Mapcode National: GBR GC.VSPF

Mapcode Global: VH2PY.247T

Entry Name: Old Castle Head Promontory Fort

Scheduled Date: 22 April 1982

Source: Cadw

Source ID: 2719

Cadw Legacy ID: PE405

Schedule Class: Defence

Category: Promontory Fort - coastal

Period: Prehistoric

County: Pembrokeshire (Sir Benfro)

Community: Manorbier (Maenorbŷr)

Traditional County: Pembrokeshire

Description

The monument comprises the remains of a defended enclosure, which probably dates to the Iron Age period (c. 800 BC - AD 43). The enclosure is located on a narrow coastal promontory above the sea that marks part of the defensive circuit. The construction of one or more ramparts placed across the neck of the promontory divide it from the mainland. Old Castle Head Promontory Fort has a rampart and ditch on the north-west side, and square annex" enclosure

Source: Cadw

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