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PIERCE WOOD CAMP 1

Site Details


NPRN 307998

Map Reference ST59NW

Grid Reference ST53619596

Unitary (Local) Authority Monmouthshire

Old County Monmouthshire

Community St Arvans

Type of Site DEFENDED ENCLOSURE, PROMONTORY FORT

Broad Class Defence

Period Iron Age

Site Description A sub-rectangular enclosure is set upon the gently sloping summit of a steep-sided promontory ridge above a bend in the Wye valley. On plan it measures about 388m north-west by south-east by 94m-116m. Facing the neck of the ridge the enclosure is defined by double banks and ditches, elsewhere by a single bank, or ruined wall, above steep natural slopes. The site is located in woodland.
Source: OS record card ST59NW34.

J.Wiles 28.02.03

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