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Old Foxhall Earth Circle

A Scheduled Monument in Henllan, Denbighshire (Sir Ddinbych)

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Latitude: 53.195 / 53°11'41"N

Longitude: -3.4465 / 3°26'47"W

OS Eastings: 303460

OS Northings: 367408

OS Grid: SJ034674

Mapcode National: GBR 6L.2P9L

Mapcode Global: WH76V.1Y3K

Entry Name: Old Foxhall Earth Circle

Scheduled Date:

Source: Cadw

Source ID: 2311

Cadw Legacy ID: DE053

Schedule Class: Monument

Category: Enclosure

Period: Medieval

County: Denbighshire (Sir Ddinbych)

Community: Henllan

Traditional County: Denbighshire


The monument comprises the remains of an earthwork/stone-built enclosure. The date or precise nature of the enclosure is unknown, but it is likely to be later prehistoric or medieval. The enclosure forms an incomplete circle between a boundary wall and fence in the north-east and a modern drive in the south-west. There is a break in the enclosure bank in the west, which appears to connect with a double bank and ditch or track, leading away to the south-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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