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Stembridge Camp

A Scheduled Monument in Reynoldston, Swansea (Abertawe)

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Latitude: 51.6011 / 51°36'4"N

Longitude: -4.2108 / 4°12'38"W

OS Eastings: 246981

OS Northings: 191458

OS Grid: SS469914

Mapcode National: GBR GS.11C5

Mapcode Global: VH3MW.Y0SX

Entry Name: Stembridge Camp

Scheduled Date: 26 February 1957

Source: Cadw

Source ID: 3636

Cadw Legacy ID: GM125

Schedule Class: Defence

Category: Hillfort

Period: Prehistoric

County: Swansea (Abertawe)

Community: Reynoldston

Traditional County: Glamorgan


The monument comprises the remains of a hillfort, which probably dates to the Iron Age period (c. 800 BC - AD 74). The hillfort is defended by a double rampart. The west end of the inner bank has been removed by quarrying operations, also quarrying at east end of inner bank has occurred. Entrance seems to have been at east side (the outer bank ends and appears to be about to curve inwards at the point where the hedge runs between the two ramparts). The area between the ramparts is wide and sloping.

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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