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Latitude: 51.8724 / 51°52'20"N
Longitude: -5.2165 / 5°12'59"W
OS Eastings: 178675
OS Northings: 224208
OS Grid: SM786242
Mapcode National: GBR C7.SBR5
Mapcode Global: VH0TM.J6LF
Entry Name: Porth-y-Rhaw Camp
Scheduled Date: 23 April 1952
Source ID: 2695
Cadw Legacy ID: PE273
Schedule Class: Defence
Category: Promontory Fort - coastal
County: Pembrokeshire (Sir Benfro)
Community: St. David's and the Cathedral Close (Tŷddewi a Chlos y Gadeirlan)
Traditional County: Pembrokeshire
The monument comprises the remains of a defended enclosure, which probably dates to the Iron Age period (c. 800 BC - AD 43). The enclosure is located on a narrow coastal promontory above the sea that marks part of the defensive circuit. The construction of one or more ramparts placed across the neck of the promontory divide it from the mainland. Porth-y-Rhaw Camp is defended on the landward side by three great triple banks and ditches. The interior of the camp has been largely eroded by the sea. 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, layout, 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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