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Reynoldston Camp

A Scheduled Monument in Reynoldston, Swansea (Abertawe)

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Latitude: 51.5876 / 51°35'15"N

Longitude: -4.1905 / 4°11'25"W

OS Eastings: 248344

OS Northings: 189911

OS Grid: SS483899

Mapcode National: GBR GS.JSWL

Mapcode Global: VH3MX.BC09

Entry Name: Reynoldston Camp

Scheduled Date:

Source: Cadw

Source ID: 3640

Cadw Legacy ID: GM195

Schedule Class: Monument

Category: Enclosure

Period: Prehistoric

County: Swansea (Abertawe)

Community: Reynoldston

Built-Up Area: Reynoldston

Traditional County: Glamorgan


The monument comprises the remains of a defended enclosure, which probably dates to the Iron Age period (c. 800 BC - AD 74). A round enclosure, about 55m in diameter, it stands at 100m above OD on ground falling gently to the south; the area enclosed is about 0.2ha. It is defended by a spread bank with external ditch. The overall width of the defences is about 20m; the bank rises 0.5m above the interior and 1.4m above the bottom of the ditch. On the south are the remains of a damaged entrance about 5m wide. S Lewis in 1833 recorded the discovery of pottery, said to be Roman, in the 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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