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Y WERTHYR, DEFENDED ENCLOSURE

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NPRN 302328

Map Reference SH38SE

Grid Reference SH3633084330

Unitary (Local) Authority Isle of Anglesey

Old County Anglesey

Community Tref Alaw

Type of Site DEFENDED ENCLOSURE

Broad Class Defence

Period Iron Age

Site Description A later Prehistoric type settlement enclosure set on the summit of a low rounded hill. A roughly oval enclosure about 140m north-east to south-west by 100m. The surviving earthworks do not present a coherent pattern, but from the air a double ditched circuit is clearly visible. There are remains of a north-east facing entrance.

Sources: RCAHM Anglesey Inventory (1937), 114
Lynch 'Prehistoric Anglesey' 1970, 232

John Wiles 30.08.07

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