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Latitude: 51.9095 / 51°54'34"N
Longitude: -5.0078 / 5°0'27"W
OS Eastings: 193212
OS Northings: 227719
OS Grid: SM932277
Mapcode National: GBR CJ.PVXY
Mapcode Global: VH1R0.48YH
Entry Name: St Lawrence Camp
Scheduled Date: 14 January 1953
Source ID: 3347
Cadw Legacy ID: PE296
Schedule Class: Defence
Category: Promontory Fort - inland
County: Pembrokeshire (Sir Benfro)
Community: Hayscastle (Cas-lai)
Traditional County: Pembrokeshire
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. St Lawrence Camp is defended across the neck by a single bank and 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.
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