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Stackpole Earthwork

A Scheduled Monument in Stackpole and Castlemartin (Stackpole a Chastellmartin), Pembrokeshire (Sir Benfro)

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Coordinates

Latitude: 51.6326 / 51°37'57"N

Longitude: -4.9104 / 4°54'37"W

OS Eastings: 198677

OS Northings: 196653

OS Grid: SR986966

Mapcode National: GBR G8.Z2QK

Mapcode Global: VH1SD.T7X9

Entry Name: Stackpole Earthwork

Scheduled Date: 15 March 1960

Source: Cadw

Source ID: 694

Cadw Legacy ID: PE347

Schedule Class: Monument

Category: Enclosure

Period: Prehistoric

County: Pembrokeshire (Sir Benfro)

Community: Stackpole and Castlemartin (Stackpole a Chastellmartin)

Traditional County: Pembrokeshire

Description

The monument comprises the remains of an earthwork/stone-built enclosure. The date or precise nature of the enclosure is unknown, but it is likely to be later prehistoric or medieval. It is roughly circular and measures 120ft in diameter with a bank of around 18 inches high. The bank has been spread and the ditch is silted up.

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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