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Latitude: 51.6673 / 51°40'2"N
Longitude: -5.0924 / 5°5'32"W
OS Eastings: 186249
OS Northings: 201032
OS Grid: SM862010
Mapcode National: GBR G5.0W51
Mapcode Global: VH1S3.PC65
Entry Name: West Pickard Camp
Source ID: 2042
Cadw Legacy ID: PE167
Schedule Class: Defence
Category: Promontory Fort - coastal
County: Pembrokeshire (Sir Benfro)
Traditional County: Pembrokeshire
The monument comprises the remains of a defended enclosure, which probably dates to the Iron Age period (c. 800 BC - AD 43). The enclosure is located on a narrow coastal promontory above the sea that marks part of the defensive circuit. The construction of one or more ramparts placed across the neck of the promontory divide it from the mainland. West Pickard Camp is defended by a single bank which rises 10ft above external ditch and left above interior of camp. Three or 4 weapon pits were dug into the bank during the war.
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, layout, 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.