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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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