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Sealyham Rocks Camp

A Scheduled Monument in Wolfscastle (Cas-blaidd), Pembrokeshire (Sir Benfro)

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Coordinates

Latitude: 51.9163 / 51°54'58"N

Longitude: -4.9543 / 4°57'15"W

OS Eastings: 196919

OS Northings: 228318

OS Grid: SM969283

Mapcode National: GBR CL.PHSH

Mapcode Global: VH1R1.23QB

Entry Name: Sealyham Rocks Camp

Scheduled Date: 9 July 1951

Source: Cadw

Source ID: 337

Cadw Legacy ID: PE253

Schedule Class: Defence

Category: Rath

Period: Prehistoric

County: Pembrokeshire (Sir Benfro)

Community: Wolfscastle (Cas-blaidd)

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. Sealyham Rocks Camp is defended by a bank 10ft above exterior and 6ft above interior and by a steep rock outcrop.

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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