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Lodge Wood Camp

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NPRN93396
Map ReferenceST39SW
Grid ReferenceST3235091350
Unitary (Local) AuthorityNewport
Old CountyMonmouthshire
CommunityCaerleon
Type Of SiteHILLFORT
PeriodIron Age
Description
NAR ST39SW32

This is a great Iron Age hillfort crowning a hill overlooking the Roman legionary settlement of Caerleon. It encloses an area of some 2.2ha, roughly 280m by 50-100m, and is defined by three lines of massive ramparts and ditches with entrances to the west and east. There is a smaller enclosure at the western end.
Excavation in 2000 indicated that the hillfort was established in the fifth century BC and that it continued in-use, with periods of abandonment and modification, into the later Roman period in the fourth centry AD.

Sources: Howell & Pollard in Archaeology in Wales 40 (2000), 81-3
in the Monmouth Antiquary 18 (2002), 107-8
Pollard and others 'Lodge Hill Camp and the Hillforts of Gwent' (2006), BAR British series 407

J.Wiles 14.03.07
Resources
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application/vnd.ms-excelAWP - Archaeology Wales Project Archives
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