PEN-TWYN CAMP

Site Details



NPRN
94878
Map Reference
SO32SW
Grid Reference
SO32102303
Unitary (Local) Authority
Monmouthshire
Old County
Monmouthshire
Community
Crucorney
Type of Site
HILLFORT
Broad Class
Defence
Period
Iron Age

Site Description


Pentwyn defended enclosure is located on a narrow neck of rough pasture moorland on the south-eastern margins of the Black Mountains. It consists of two conjoining enclosures flanked by farmland on the south-west and steep natural slopes to the north-east. A subrectangular enclosure measuring about 140m by 70m, defined by a bank and ditch has a south-east entrance that opens into a sub-oval area measuring about 185m by 104m. The defences are multivallate aside from the more naturally defended north-east side.
Sources:
OS record card SO32SW6.
RCAHMW air photos: 945074/42-3.

D.Leighton & J.Wiles, RCAHMW, 7 April 2016

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