THE LARCHES, DEFENDED ENCLOSURE

Site Details



NPRN
307950
Map Reference
ST48NW
Grid Reference
ST43278996
Unitary (Local) Authority
Monmouthshire
Old County
Monmouthshire
Community
Caerwent
Type of Site
DEFENDED ENCLOSURE
Broad Class
Defence
Period
Iron Age

Site Description


The Larches hillfort is located on the crest of a steep, north-facing slope in woodland. It is a roughly D-shaped enclosure measuring about 52m north by south by 46m, and is defined by a bank and ditch except on the north, where it rests on steep natural slopes. There is a west-facing entrance.
Sources:
OS record card ST48NW17.
RCAHMW air photo: 945060/63.

J.Wiles 21.02.03

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