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Latitude: 51.6938 / 51°41'37"N
Longitude: -5.0294 / 5°1'46"W
OS Eastings: 190723
OS Northings: 203792
OS Grid: SM907037
Mapcode National: GBR G6.F79Q
Mapcode Global: VH1RY.RPZF
Entry Name: West Popton Camp
Scheduled Date: 31 October 1951
Source ID: 464
Cadw Legacy ID: PE264
Schedule Class: Defence
Category: Promontory Fort - coastal
County: Pembrokeshire (Sir Benfro)
Built-Up Area: Rhoscrowther
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 Popton Camp is defended on the west side by double banks and ditches. The outer bank is 12ft and the inner bank is 15ft above its ditch. The interior of the camp is covered with impenetrable bushes. On the east the ground falls steeply. 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.