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Latitude: 51.7635 / 51°45'48"N
Longitude: -4.5242 / 4°31'27"W
OS Eastings: 225906
OS Northings: 210218
OS Grid: SN259102
Mapcode National: GBR GJ.Y2N8
Mapcode Global: VH2P9.JXLZ
Entry Name: Pant-Glas Camp
Scheduled Date: 7 July 1951
Source ID: 2785
Cadw Legacy ID: CM137
Schedule Class: Defence
Category: Promontory Fort - inland
County: Carmarthenshire (Sir Gaerfyrddin)
Traditional County: Carmarthenshire
The monument comprises the remains of a defended enclosure, which probably dates to the Iron Age period (c. 800 BC - AD 74, the Roman conquest of Wales). Inland promontory forts are usually located on a ridge or spur with steep slopes on 2 or 3 sides, and artificial ramparts on the level approaches. Alternatively they may have been constructed on a promontory above the confluence of two rivers, or in the bend of a meander. Pant-Glas Camp is defended on the north-west by a single grass covered, rounded bank and the ground falls away on the other sides.
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.
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