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New report on Bronze age site at Fishguard

A fire last year? destroyed a large area of heather and scrub above Fishguard's ferry port in Pembrokeshire. The land is owned by the National Trust and by Stena Sealink, and is used by grazing stock, fishermen and walkers.

Polly Groom, an archaeologist for Pembrokeshire National Park, working with Cambrian Archaeology, said, "We believed that this could be a Bronze Age burial site, dating from perhaps 3,000 years ago, but now we have the proof.

"The fire was disastrous as it came at a key time for wildlife but it has had an unexpected bonus, revealing evidence of extensive human use of the area over many centuries. There is some stonework remaining from what we consider to be a burial mound which had been disturbed in the past.

"We have also found what appear to be the remains of prehistoric field boundaries as we know exist on other headlands in north Pembrokeshire, like Strumble and St David's Head."

Rhiannon Posted by Rhiannon
19th May 2005ce
Edited 7th February 2006ce

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