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Latitude: 51.7596 / 51°45'34"N
Longitude: -4.5305 / 4°31'49"W
OS Eastings: 225452
OS Northings: 209801
OS Grid: SN254098
Mapcode National: GBR GJ.Y6ZD
Mapcode Global: VH2PH.F17D
Entry Name: Parc-Cynog Camp
Scheduled Date: 7 July 1951
Source ID: 2786
Cadw Legacy ID: CM138
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. Par-Cynog Camp is defended on the south-west by a double bank and ditch and elsewhere by a single bank which are covered with grass and bracken. The ground falls on north where there is no bank. 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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