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Roman Castle

A Scheduled Monument in Walwyn's Castle (Castell Gwalchmai), Pembrokeshire (Sir Benfro)

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Coordinates

Latitude: 51.7543 / 51°45'15"N

Longitude: -5.051 / 5°3'3"W

OS Eastings: 189514

OS Northings: 210584

OS Grid: SM895105

Mapcode National: GBR G5.TMM2

Mapcode Global: VH1RR.D5LH

Entry Name: Roman Castle

Scheduled Date: 7 June 1950

Source: Cadw

Source ID: 2682

Cadw Legacy ID: PE188

Schedule Class: Defence

Category: Rath

Period: Prehistoric

County: Pembrokeshire (Sir Benfro)

Community: Walwyn's Castle (Castell Gwalchmai)

Traditional County: Pembrokeshire

Description

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. Roman Castle Camp is defended by double banks separated by a ditch. No sign of outer ditch or of outer bank on west.

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.

Source: Cadw

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