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Latitude: 53.2339 / 53°14'1"N
Longitude: -4.1277 / 4°7'39"W
OS Eastings: 258082
OS Northings: 372873
OS Grid: SH580728
Mapcode National: GBR 5P.0CSJ
Mapcode Global: WH541.KZM6
Entry Name: Pier Camp
Source ID: 182
Cadw Legacy ID: CN073
Schedule Class: Monument
Category: Earthwork (unclassified)
Built-Up Area: Bangor
Traditional County: Caernarfonshire
A low bank forming a scarp 2.5m high runs for 85m in a WNW-ESE direction. It then turns and runs for some 37m in a NNE direction. The site lies on a ridge with extensive views in all directions but the south. A possible entrance exists in the S side, but this may equally be the result of modern disturbance. The field wall to the NE may mark the site of further earthworks and a steep natural slope forms the W and NW side.
The site has never been excavated, but a Roman coin (of Constantinian) was found there in the early 1960s. The site may also be an Iron Age hillfort, a Roman fort or the remains of a medieval castle (woodland in the south part of the scheduled area contains a mound which may not be entirely natural). Alternatively, the banks may be the result of past agricultural practices.
The monument is of national importance for its potential to enhance our knowledge of settlement and defence in the past. 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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