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HEN GASTELL (DAN-Y-LAN CAMP)

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NPRN 300899

Map Reference SS59NE

Grid Reference SS55439577

Unitary (Local) Authority Swansea

Old County Glamorgan

Community Llanrhidian Higher

Type of Site HILLFORT

Broad Class DEFENCE

Period Iron Age

Site Description NAR SS59NE32

Described by the Commission in 1964 as an oval enclosure measuring 50m long (E-W) by 30m wide, enclosing an area of 0.1ha. The N side is formed by a natural edge where the ground falls away very steeply. The S side is defended by a massive bank running in a curve, 12m wide at base, nearly 3m high internally and 1.5m externally; the impression of a wide shallow ditch outside the rampart is mainly caused by an increase in the angle of the natural slope. A slighter continuation of the bank can be traced round either end of the enclosure. The position of the entrance is uncertain.

RCAHMW AP94-CS 0748
RCAHMW AP945099/52; 955070/48

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