Trust Regional Historic Environment Record
Pier Camp Hillfort, Garth, Bangor
Primary Reference Number (PRN) : 2299 Trust : Gwynedd Community : Bangor Unitary authority : Gwynedd NGR : SH58087285 Site Type (preferred type first) : Roman HILLFORT Status : Scheduled Monument
Summary : Pier Camp hillfort is located in a ridge above the city of Bangor with extensive views in all directions but to the south. The remaining defences consist of a bank of broken shale, reduced in places to a scarp c.1m high. Although largely removed by cultivation, it is likely that the bank once formed part of a rectangular enclosure some some 43m by 30m. The site has never been excavated but a coin of Constantius was found there which is now in the Museum of Welsh Antiquities, Bangor.
Description : A bank of broken shale and outcrop rock extends some 90m across the ridge, mainly 3.3m high, there is a gap near the centre. The rock outcrop, possibly natural, is likely to be part of a strong rectangular enclosure. A Constantinian coin was recently found on the site. <1>
There is no indication that the bank formed a rectangular enclosure and if ever complete, the most likely course for the NE side would be along the present field-wall. <2>