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BULWARKS CAMP HILLFORT

Site Details




NPRN
93015
Map Reference
ST06NE
Grid Reference
ST0813066320
Unitary (Local) Authority
The Vale of Glamorgan
Old County
Glamorgan
Community
Rhoose
Type of Site
HILLFORT
Broad Class
DEFENCE
Period
Iron Age

Site Description
NAR ST06NE16
1. An enclosed trapezoidal area measuring 230m (N-S), 250m along N, tapering to 120m on S (4.1ha) is defended on the S by cliffs and elsewhere by three close-set banks and accompanying ditches well preserved on the W but reduced to terraces on the other three sides. Entrance on W side.
visited DKL 1988

2. The camp occupies a blunt promontory, opening onto level ground to the west.
Excavations behind the western ramparts, in 1968, identified a sequence of three rectangular buildings, occupied up to the late third or fourth century CE. Early twelfth century pottery occurred in the topsoil.

Sources: Archaeology in Wales 8 (1968), 7-8 No 14
RCAHMW Glamongan Inventory II (1976), 41 fig 21 No 671.

John Wiles 16.03.07

3. The aftermath of a catastrophic collapse of the cliff at the adjacent caravan park in 2012 was recorded during RCAHMW aerial reconnaissance on 22nd May 2012.

T. Driver, RCAHMW


  
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