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Llantrithyd Camp

Also known as, or recorded in historical documents as;
Llantrithyd House; Llantrythyd Ringwork

In the community of Llancarfan.
In the historic county of Glamorgan.
Modern authority of Vale of Glamorgan.
Preserved county of South Glamorgan.

OS Map Grid Reference: ST03867318
Latitude 51.44945° Longitude -3.38485°

Llantrithyd Camp has been described as a Timber Castle but is rejected as such.

There are masonry footings remains.

This site is a scheduled monument protected by law.


A bank and ditch encloses an area 55m long by 39m wide around the traces of a drystone hall. (Salter)

A sub-circular enclosure, c.74-80m in diameter, defined by twin banks and ditches, except where overlain by current field boundaries on the E, and disturbed by quarrying on the S. A NW facing entrance is suggested. Traces of possible buildings have been observed and 2nd-4th c. RB pottery recovered. (Coflein)

The monument comprises the remains of an earthwork enclosure probably dating to the later prehistoric period (c. 800- AD74). The enclosure is situated on a slight ridge and slopes gently towards the south-east. The enclosure is roughly circular, enclosed by a low bank with another outer bank in places. On the south side the bank has an internal height of 0.7m, and an external height of 1m. Outside it is a 6m wide berm, and then another drop of 1-1.4m. On the south-east side the bank has been destroyed by past quarrying. (Scheduling Report)

This site is scheduled as a Prehistoric Enclosure and otherwise described as an Iron Age Hillfort. There may be some confabulation with Llantrithyd Ringwork for some writers.
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