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Rhyd-Brown Camp

A Scheduled Monument in New Moat (Y Mot), Pembrokeshire (Sir Benfro)

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Coordinates

Latitude: 51.866 / 51°51'57"N

Longitude: -4.8094 / 4°48'33"W

OS Eastings: 206668

OS Northings: 222328

OS Grid: SN066223

Mapcode National: GBR CS.SPQ6

Mapcode Global: VH2NR.LCBD

Entry Name: Rhyd-Brown Camp

Scheduled Date: 6 February 1952

Source: Cadw

Source ID: 466

Cadw Legacy ID: PE269

Schedule Class: Defence

Category: Promontory Fort - inland

Period: Prehistoric

County: Pembrokeshire (Sir Benfro)

Community: New Moat (Y Mot)

Traditional County: Pembrokeshire

Description

The monument comprises the remains of a defended enclosure, which probably dates to the Iron Age period (c. 800 BC - AD 74, the Roman conquest of Wales). Inland promontory forts are usually located on a ridge or spur with steep slopes on 2 or 3 sides, and artificial ramparts on the level approaches. Alternatively they may have been constructed on a promontory above the confluence of two rivers, or in the bend of a meander. Rhyd-Brown Camp is defended on the north and west by quadruple banks rising 15ft above ditches. On the south the ground falls steeply and the defences consist of a 10ft scarp. There is an old hay barn in one of the ditches.

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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