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Latitude: 52.4746 / 52°28'28"N
Longitude: -3.5829 / 3°34'58"W
OS Eastings: 292585
OS Northings: 287474
OS Grid: SN925874
Mapcode National: GBR 9F.K8HD
Mapcode Global: VH5BW.V279
Entry Name: Pen y Clun Camp
Source ID: 2619
Cadw Legacy ID: MG031
Schedule Class: Defence
Community: Llanidloes Without (Llanidloes Allanol)
Traditional County: Montgomeryshire
The monument comprises the remains of a hillfort, which probably dates to the Iron Age period (c. 800 BC - AD 74, the Roman conquest of Wales). Hillforts are usually located on hilltops and surrounded by a single or multiple earthworks of massive proportions. Hillforts must have formed symbols of power within the landscape, while their function may have had as much to do with ostentation and display as defence. Pen y Clun Camp is situated on the SE slope of Pen-y-Clun Hill which is precipitous to N & E. It covers an area c 2 acres.
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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