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Latitude: 51.8166 / 51°48'59"N
Longitude: -4.2377 / 4°14'15"W
OS Eastings: 245851
OS Northings: 215471
OS Grid: SN458154
Mapcode National: GBR DK.WMJ9
Mapcode Global: VH3LQ.HLJS
Entry Name: Banc y Bettws Castle Mound
Scheduled Date: 5 July 1951
Source ID: 2130
Cadw Legacy ID: CM124
Schedule Class: Defence
County: Carmarthenshire (Sir Gaerfyrddin)
Traditional County: Carmarthenshire
The monument comprises the remains of a motte and ditch, dating to the medieval period (c. 1066 -1540 AD). A motte is a large conical or pyramidal mound of soil and/or stone, usually surrounded by either a wet or dry ditch, and surmounted by a tower constructed of timber or stone. Banc y Bettws Castle Mound measures 20ft high and is saucer shaped, 60ft from lip to lip.
The monument is of national importance for its potential to enhance our knowledge of medieval defensive practices. The monument is well-preserved and an important relic of the medieval landscape. It retains significant archaeological potential, with a strong probability of the presence of both structural evidence and intact associated deposits. The scheduled area comprises the remains described and areas around them within which related evidence may be expected to survive.
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