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WENALLT CAMP

Primary Reference Number (PRN) : 00604s
Trust : Glamorgan Gwent
Community : Rhiwbina
Unitary authority : Cardiff
NGR : ST15228276
Site Type (preferred type first) : Iron Age Enclosure
Status : Scheduled Monument

Summary :
A bank and ditch about 12m wide and 1.5m high overall encloses a fairly regular oval, 60m N to S by 38m. The entrance appears as a simple gap on the SE. Near the middle of the enclosure is a slightly levelled terrace about 7.5m in diameter, perhaps the site of a hut.

Description :
A bank and ditch about 12m wide and 1.5m high overall encloses a fairly regular oval, 60m N to S by 38m. The entrance appears as a simple gap on the SE. Near the middle of the enclosure is a slightly levelled terrace about 7.5m in diameter, perhaps the site of a hut.
GGAT 63 Romano-British SE Wales Settlement Survey (2001)

The enclosure stands just over 150m OD on ground falling towards the S with a slope of 1 in 4 about 3km N of Whitchurch. There is a good view in all directions except to the N A bank and ditch about 12m wide and 1.5m high overall encloses a fairly regular oval, 60m N to S by 38m, area 0.2ha. On the upper side the bank shows traces of an external revetment of large blocks. There may also have been a counterscarp bank, but this is more probably debris from an adjacent quarry. The entrance appears as a simple gap on the SE. Near the middle of the enclosure is a slightly levelled terrace about 7.5m in diameter, perhaps the site of a hut, and on the SW is a hollow, probably a quarry-scoop. (Wiggins and Evans 2005)

Sources :
Evans, E M , 2001 , Romano-British southeast Wales settlement survey: Final report ( © GGAT)
Wiggins, H and Evans, E , 2005 , Prehistoric defended enclosures in Glamorgan with recommendations for fieldwork
01/MM Record Card/OS//1962/ST 18 SE 3/;
03/PM Desc Text//Savory HN/1942/Bull Board Celt Stud/V13 P3 p152-61;
02/PM List//RCAHM/1976/Glam Invent/Vol1 Pt2 No663;
07/MM Photo/GGAT/Lewis W/1979-1980//;
04/PM Desc Text//Fox A/1952/Archaeol J/Vol109 pp7-8;
08/PM Desc Text//Fox A/1952/Archaeol J/Vol14 pp1-22;
06/MM Record Card/OS//1976/ST 18 SE 3/;
09/MM Record Card/OS//1982/ST 18 SE 3/
05/PM Desc Text////Bull Board Celt Stud/Vol1 p75;
Pm desc text/Evans E/2001/GGAT 63 Romano-British SE Wales Settlement Survey

Events :
E001455 : Prehistoric defended enclosures in Glamorgan (year : 2005)
E001657 : Romano-British Southeast Wales Settlement Survey (year : 1998-2001)

Related PRNs : 307793

Compiled date : 01-11-1977


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