Llantrithyd Camp

Has been described as a Rejected Timber Castle (Ringwork)

There are masonry footings remains

NameLlantrithyd Camp
Alternative NamesLlantrithyd House; Llantrythyd Ringwork
Historic CountryGlamorgan
Modern AuthorityVale of Glamorgan
1974 AuthoritySouth Glamorgan

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)

Gatehouse Comments

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.

- Philip Davis

This site is a scheduled monument protected by law

Not Listed

The National Monument Record (Coflein) number(s)
County Historic Environment Record
OS Map Grid ReferenceST038731
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  • Salter, Mike, 1991, The Castles of Gwent, Glamorgan and Gower (Malvern) p. 54
  • RCAHMW, 1976, An Inventory of the Ancient Monuments in Glamorgan Vol. 1 Part 2 (London: HMSO) no. 682 p. 48-50


  • 1966, Archaeology in Wales Vol. 6 no. 29
  • Savory, H.N., 1958, 'Recent archaeological excavation and discovery in Glamorgan' Morgannwg Vol. 2 p. 69 online copy