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Latitude: 51.8514 / 51°51'4"N
Longitude: -4.0684 / 4°4'6"W
OS Eastings: 257632
OS Northings: 218996
OS Grid: SN576189
Mapcode National: GBR DS.TFJ8
Mapcode Global: VH4J2.FQKM
Entry Name: Pen y Garn Camp
Scheduled Date: 30 October 1951
Source ID: 2142
Cadw Legacy ID: CM150
Schedule Class: Defence
County: Carmarthenshire (Sir Gaerfyrddin)
Community: Llanfihangel Aberbythych
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) and which lies at the eastern end of a small hilltop ridge on the south side of Tywi valley. The enclosure is sub rectangular measuring c 35m on each side, on the west it is defined by a bank up to 1.3m high elsewhere by scarped slopes above the natural contour; the entrance is on the west with traces of terracing leading to it.
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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