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Y Golfa Camp

A Scheduled Monument in Castle Caereinion (Castell Caereinion), Powys

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Coordinates

Latitude: 52.6534 / 52°39'12"N

Longitude: -3.2162 / 3°12'58"W

OS Eastings: 317824

OS Northings: 306884

OS Grid: SJ178068

Mapcode National: GBR 9X.5W9T

Mapcode Global: WH79N.KKPN

Entry Name: Y Golfa Camp

Scheduled Date:

Source: Cadw

Source ID: 157

Cadw Legacy ID: MG132

Schedule Class: Monument

Category: Enclosure

Period: Prehistoric

County: Powys

Community: Castle Caereinion (Castell Caereinion)

Traditional County: Montgomeryshire

Description

The monument comprises the remains of an earthwork/stone-built enclosure. The date or precise nature of the enclosure is unknown, but it is likely to be later prehistoric or medieval. Y Golfa Camp comprises a small enclosure situated on the hillslope. There is a bank on west, north and east sides with a scarp to the south. A ditch also visible on the east side. The bank stands to a height of c. 1m - 1.5m.

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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