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Slade Camp

A Scheduled Monument in Nolton and Roch (Nolton a'r Garn), Pembrokeshire (Sir Benfro)

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Coordinates

Latitude: 51.8627 / 51°51'45"N

Longitude: -5.0633 / 5°3'47"W

OS Eastings: 189173

OS Northings: 222672

OS Grid: SM891226

Mapcode National: GBR CG.SSWF

Mapcode Global: VH1R5.6F2X

Entry Name: Slade Camp

Scheduled Date: 23 April 1952

Source: Cadw

Source ID: 2693

Cadw Legacy ID: PE271

Schedule Class: Defence

Category: Promontory Fort - inland

Period: Prehistoric

County: Pembrokeshire (Sir Benfro)

Community: Nolton and Roch (Nolton a'r Garn)

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. Slade Camp is oval in shape and is defended by a single bank 12ft above exterior and 6ft above interior. In places there is a ditch with a 5ft counter-scarp. On the north-west there is no bank, but the ground falls steeply to a valley.

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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