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Stackpole Warren Hut Group

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

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Latitude: 51.6154 / 51°36'55"N

Longitude: -4.9209 / 4°55'15"W

OS Eastings: 197877

OS Northings: 194773

OS Grid: SR978947

Mapcode National: GBR G8.J5YF

Mapcode Global: VH1SD.NNDH

Entry Name: Stackpole Warren Hut Group

Scheduled Date: 3 December 1962

Source: Cadw

Source ID: 2076

Cadw Legacy ID: PE367

Schedule Class: Domestic

Category: Unenclosed hut circle

Period: Prehistoric

County: Pembrokeshire (Sir Benfro)

Community: Stackpole and Castlemartin (Stackpole a Chastellmartin)

Traditional County: Pembrokeshire


The monument comprises the remains of an enclosure complex that occupies a north-facing promontory and probably dates to the Iron Age or Romano-British period (c. 800 BC - AD 400). The remains consist of a round hut of about 6m in diameter together with an adjoining enclosure and field boundaries. The walls consist of a scatter of small stones up to 0.4m in height. The enclosure adjoining the hut is roughly circular and measures c 15m in diameter, examination of this showed that it had been constructed over an earlier shell-midden. To the east of the site there are two circular hollows c 3.6m across suggesting small huts. The site has produced much worked flint, along with iron-slag & possibly spindlewhorls. It is suggested the complex can be linked to a wider pattern of relict field enclosures in the surrounding landscape.

The monument is of national importance for its potential to enhance our knowledge of later prehistoric domestic construction practices. The monument retains significant archaeological potential and there is a strong probability that structural evidence has survived, together with internal and external floor surfaces.

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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