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Latitude: 51.8165 / 51°48'59"N
Longitude: -4.9923 / 4°59'32"W
OS Eastings: 193853
OS Northings: 217328
OS Grid: SM938173
Mapcode National: GBR CK.WLCX
Mapcode Global: VH1RD.FL4V
Entry Name: Rath 150m SE of Pelcomb Farm
Scheduled Date: 19 September 1978
Source ID: 350
Cadw Legacy ID: PE090
Schedule Class: Defence
County: Pembrokeshire (Sir Benfro)
Community: Haverfordwest (Hwlffordd)
Traditional County: Pembrokeshire
The monument comprises a small defended enclosure or rath, which probably dates to the Iron Age period (800 BC - 43 AD). Usually enclosed by a bank and ditch, raths often contsin evidence of intensive occupation. This is a circular rath measuring 90 yds in diameter. The bank and ditch, though spread by cultivation, have been quite well preserved on the west side, but are less well preserved on the east. A break in the banks on the north-east and south-east perhaps denotes damage in the past.
The monument is of national importance for its potential to enhance our knowledge of Iron Age settlement and social organisation. The monument forms an important element within the wider later prehistoric landscape. The structure itself may be expected to contain archaeological information in regard to chronology, building techniques and functional detail.
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