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Latitude: 51.6209 / 51°37'15"N
Longitude: -2.9515 / 2°57'5"W
OS Eastings: 334220
OS Northings: 191767
OS Grid: ST342917
Mapcode National: GBR J7.949B
Mapcode Global: VH7B6.SJH9
Entry Name: Penrhos Camp (civil war earthworks)
Source ID: 3827
Cadw Legacy ID: MM011
Schedule Class: Defence
Period: Post Medieval/Modern
County: Newport (Casnewydd)
Community: Caerleon (Caerllion)
Traditional County: Monmouthshire
The monument consists of the remains of a Civil War fort located on a rounded promontory of land above the Afon Llwyd. It is located on a gentle SW facing slope with extensive views along the valleys of the Afon Llwyd and the River Usk. The fort is square in plan with five bastions now traceable, one each on the N and S sides with flanks perpendicular to the curtain, and three angle bastions set obliquely to the corners. One of the bastions, on the S side, has been nearly ploughed away, but all were probably originally diamond shaped in plan. The surviving bastions comprise large mounds with flat tops, now all largely tree covered. Some sections of bank survive between the bastions, particularly on the NW side where the bank and the ditch can be easily traced.
The monument is of national importance for its potential to enhance our knowledge of Civil War defensive organisation. It retains significant archaeological potential, with a strong probability of the presence of associated archaeological features and deposits.
The scheduled area comprises the remains described and areas around them within which related evidence may be expected to survive.
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