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Latitude: 52.7673 / 52°46'2"N
Longitude: -4.0675 / 4°4'2"W
OS Eastings: 260606
OS Northings: 320858
OS Grid: SH606208
Mapcode National: GBR 5S.YNFZ
Mapcode Global: WH56D.HPBW
Entry Name: Pen y Ddinas Camp
Source ID: 2475
Cadw Legacy ID: ME076
Schedule Class: Defence
Community: Dyffryn Ardudwy
Traditional County: Merionethshire
The monument comprises the remains of an inner, oval stone built enclosure with additional defences to the E, N and W, which may be earlier in date. The interior does not appear to have been ploughed in recent times but is singularly devoid of traces of habitation. The stone bank is well preserved, particularly to the W where the inturned entrance can be clearly traced, although the 'guardroom' is now obscured by rubble. The outer features are also well preserved and can be clearly traced with the aid of Gresham's plan.
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.
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