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Pencraig-Fawr Camp

A Scheduled Monument in Mynachlog-Ddu (Mynachlog-ddu), Pembrokeshire (Sir Benfro)

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Coordinates

Latitude: 51.9037 / 51°54'13"N

Longitude: -4.7369 / 4°44'12"W

OS Eastings: 211813

OS Northings: 226334

OS Grid: SN118263

Mapcode National: GBR CW.Q9P3

Mapcode Global: VH2NL.VD4Z

Entry Name: Pencraig-Fawr Camp

Scheduled Date: 18 June 1952

Source: Cadw

Source ID: 335

Cadw Legacy ID: PE285

Schedule Class: Monument

Category: Enclosure

Period: Prehistoric

County: Pembrokeshire (Sir Benfro)

Community: Mynachlog-Ddu (Mynachlog-ddu)

Traditional County: Pembrokeshire

Description

The monument comprises the remains of an earthwork/stone-built enclosure. The date or precise nature of the enclosure is unknown, but it is likely to be later prehistoric or medieval. Pencraig-Fawr Camp is defended by a scarp, now between 4ft and 8ft high on the outside and level with the interior. On the west side the bank is preserved in the field boundary and is 6ft high with an external ditch.

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.

Source: Cadw

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