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Tre-Fach Camp

A Scheduled Monument in Nevern (Nanhyfer), Pembrokeshire (Sir Benfro)

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Coordinates

Latitude: 52.0326 / 52°1'57"N

Longitude: -4.7905 / 4°47'25"W

OS Eastings: 208676

OS Northings: 240804

OS Grid: SN086408

Mapcode National: GBR CT.G2DN

Mapcode Global: VH2MZ.X59P

Entry Name: Tre-Fach Camp

Scheduled Date: 13 March 1962

Source: Cadw

Source ID: 3080

Cadw Legacy ID: PE353

Schedule Class: Defence

Category: Promontory Fort - inland

Period: Prehistoric

County: Pembrokeshire (Sir Benfro)

Community: Nevern (Nanhyfer)

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. Tre-Fach camp is situated at the conference of two streams defended to the east and west by steep natural scarps. The defences are to the north and consist of a single bank and ditch c 70m long, the bank being 3.3m above the filled in ditch and 2.2m above the interior, the bank finishes c 10 to 15m short of the east side and this is the site of the entrance.

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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